A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages

A Gay History of Britain Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages 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 w

  • Title: A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages
  • Author: MattCook Randolph Trumbach Robert Mills
  • ISBN: 9781846450020
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 artistThe 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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    One thought on “A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages”

    1. This book is divided into different chapters by different authors on different periods in British history. At first I was quite disappointed as instead of a history of gay men in Britian it rapidly descended into a history of bum sex in Britain. The first author's main interest seemed not to be describing what the gay culture was like in early modern Britain, but rather whether or not the people who were heralded as "gay icons" actually had bum sex or not. Which to me wasn't the point. I was qui [...]

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