Mother Clap's Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England, 1700-1830
GMP, 1992 - 302 Seiten
This pioneering historical study is the first comprehensive chronicle of the English gay community at its 18th-century roots, sporting for the first time a distinctive subculture with its "molly houses", "sodomites' walks", "maiden names" and gay slang. Rictor Norton's research into trial records and contemporary documents establishes a vital cornerstone for the reconstruction of gay history. Challenging in its demonstration that the molly subculture was primarily a working-class community of blacksmiths, milkmen, publicans and shopkeepers, Mother Clap's Molly House also records the exuberant lives of personalities such as Charles Hitchin the "thief-taker", the dramatists Samuel Foote and Isaac Bickerstaff, William Beckford of Fonthill, and Rev. John Church, prosecuted for his blessing of gay marriages. All these are set against a backdrop of persecution, blackmail and the pillory. And yes, "Mother Clap's" actually was the name of a prominent molly house!
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... Queen 48 Apologetics for homosexuality 15 , 173 ; see also Gay pride Apsley , Frances 48 Ashbee , Henry Spencer 215 Ashley , Sir Anthony 25 Aspinal , Robert 190 Atherton , John , Bishop of Waterford and Lismore 226 Aubrey , John 23 ...
... of Naples 250 Carter , Mr 129 Casanova , Giacomo 219 Casey , John 136 Casey , William 135 Castlehaven see Touchci , Mervyn Castlereagh , Robert Stewart , Viscount 218 Castration 128 Catherine 64 Cavendish , Elizabeth 236 Censorship ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - charbutton - LibraryThing
I was really looking forward to reading this book, but was ultimately disappointed. The subject matter is very interesting. As the title says, Norton explores the begins of a distinct gay subculture ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - juglicerr - LibraryThing
Norton has focused on the Georgian Era, when he says that an organized gay subculture first emerged in London society. Prior to that, there may have been small groups at court or among a particular ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Queen James and His Courtiers
The Birth of the Subculture
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