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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That part of the molly subculture which is definitely known to have overlapped
with the criminal underworld would have known such flash words as the Rumbo
or the Whit for Newgate prison ; the Spinning Ken , or Bridewell prison ; a Flash
Homosexual rape may have occurred in prisons , as it does today , though I know
of only one case . ... Kirk , a prisoner in the Fleet Prison , complained to the
Chamberlain that his ' chum ' , Thomas Sylvester , for the past six or seven weeks
outside during Carter ' s trial , and then accompanied him back to prison , hurling
mud and imprecations all the way . ... often led indirectly to death because of gaol
fever , which was widespread throughout most eighteenthcentury prisons .
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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
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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
The Birth of the Subculture
Mother Claps Molly House
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