Bringing great shame upon this city: sodomy, the courts and the civic idiom in eighteenth century Bristol

Poole, S. (2007) Bringing great shame upon this city: sodomy, the courts and the civic idiom in eighteenth century Bristol. Urban History, 34 (1). pp. 114-126. ISSN 0963-9268

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Abstract

Essay evaluating the workings of the law against sodomy in 18th century Bristol, which argues that in protesting too much about sodomitical practices in the city, the Bristol magistracy invited public rumours that the city had become a haven for transgressive sexuality, challenging the principle of civic pride with that of collective shame.

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Additional Information:This article © Cambridge University Press
Uncontrolled Keywords:sodomy, crime, Bristol, eighteenth century, homosexuality, sexuality, magistrates, corporation
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:11687
Deposited By: Dr S. Poole
Deposited On:17 Nov 2010 16:25
Last Modified:14 Aug 2013 03:19

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