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 they were addicted to the abominable sin of Sodomy . ' ' For similar charges see The First Century of Scandalous , Malignant Priests ( 1643 ) , The Master Key to Popery ( 1742 ) , The Cloisters Laid Open ( late 1700s ) , and many ...
But Thompson was not interested in the proffered bum , so Goodman shifted to a new tack and said ' if I did not give him my Money , he would swear Sodomy against me . ' Thompson was not going to allow himself to be blackmailed either ...
In 1822 one James Hall reported that the Colonial Secretary , Gouldbourn , wished to reduce the amount of sodomy on the government farms by sending women convicts to the Emu Plains establishment ; there was a public outcry .
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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
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