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!
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 29
In any case , the literary evidence is meagre and fleshless compared to the richly
detailed accounts in the trial records . Sessions papers and newspaper reports
form the basis of most of this study . The great virtue of the trial records is that gay
... effect , for homosexuals would not be prosecuted with vigour until the second
and third decades of the eighteenth century . The Essex Quarter Sessions for
1556-1680 do not show a single homosexual case ; the Essex Assize records ...
The crime of sodomy or buggery was legally defined as coitus per anum , so
naturally enough anal intercourse is the most frequently documented sexual
practice in the trial records . But this is true of the pamphlet literature as well as
the court ...
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
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
The Birth of the Subculture
Mother Claps Molly House
10 weitere Abschnitte werden nicht angezeigt.