Saturday, February 27, 2010

Some Fabulous Light Reading Before February Ends

Just before it is too late, I wanted to point out some great 18th century resources for LGBT topics in honor of February being LGBT Month in the Colonies. I have written on Princess Seraphina and the Chevalier d'Eon before but the best possible resource for enlightening information on this interesting subject is Rictor Norton's site. Reader, Jamie also pointed out this fabulous article about gay subcultures of the time. There are also some tarts (and Duchesses!) who had both suspected and obvious feelings for other women. Do you remember who those women in question are?

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful post.

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  2. Hey, its Jamie. I'm glad you got my email! William Beckford sure was a cutie.. ;) You know he was about 19 or 20 when he fell in love with William Courtenay who was only like 13 at the time!! It created such a scandal that Beckford's parents forced him to get married. Such a sad time it was for us back then. :(

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