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The worst of crimes : homosexuality and the law in eighteenth-century London

Author: Netta Murray Goldsmith
Publisher: Aldershot Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 18th century homosexuality became an issue, especially in London. This book discusses the anomalies, inconsistencies and miscarriages of justice that arose as our ancestors decided what to do with those accused of the so called 'worst of crimes'.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldsmith, Netta Murray.
Worst of crimes.
Aldershot Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1998
(OCoLC)648553146
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Netta Murray Goldsmith
ISBN: 1840146311 9781840146318
OCLC Number: 39515343
Description: xiv, 217 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Affirmation and denial. 1. Homosexuals in eighteenth-century London --
pt. II. Rhetoric and practice. 2. Homosexuals and the law --
pt. III. Sodomy and the Old Bailey, 1730-51. 3. Judge Page and others, 1730. 4. The Princess Seraphina. 5. Willing and reluctant Ganymedes. 6. Consenting adults. 7. Racial prejudice. 8. The advantage of taking counsel --
pt. IV. Victims of malice. 9. Blackmail and the fall of Samuel Foote --
pt. V. Edward Walpole and the conspirators. 10. Taking sides. 11. The counter-attack. 12. Blind justice. 13. The end of the story --
pt. VI. Last questions. 14. Who was to blame?
Responsibility: Netta Murray Goldsmith.
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