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    History of Britain: love and sex between men since the Middle Ages

    Cook, Matt, ed. (2007) History of Britain: love and sex between men since the Middle Ages. Oxford, UK: Praegar. ISBN 9781846450020.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The book explores the changing ways in which male-male sex and love have been perceived and experienced from the late Anglo-Saxon period to the present. Celebrated figures, such as Richard Lionheart, whose love for Philip Augustus of France was so well-documented, Oscar Wilde, gubject of the most explosive scandal of the Victorian period, and Derek Jarman, the great artist and chronicler of the age of AIDS, are examined alongside little-known figures: Eleanor/John Rykener, a cross-dresser in Chaucer's England, the mollies of eighteenth-century London, the habituants of underground gay bars and cafes in 1930s Manchester and Brighton, and the newly-confident gays of contemporary Britain, who marry, adopt children and command the increasingly powerful 'pink pound'. Drawing on a fabulous wealth of research, the authors - each an expert in his field - have worked closely together to deliver a powerful, highly-readable and eye-opening history of love and desire between men in Britain.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 13:50
    Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 13:50
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17779

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