Early Modern LGBTQ+ History

By Professor Tim Hitchcock, published 29th January 2021

In this podcast Professor Tim Hitchcock of the University of Sussex discusses LGBTQ+ history in Britain during the Early Modern period.

Dr Hitchcock examines legal changes brought in by the Tudors, the development of Molly houses, subsequent persecution and hetero-sexism and the construction of some LGBTQ+ identities.

1. Introduction.
2. Molly Houses and the emergence of a modern homosexual identity.
3. Persecution, publicity and hetero-sexism.
4. The construction of a new identity. Changing perceptions.
5. Sources and Lesbianism.
6. Individuals
7. How have historians treatment of this topic changed over time?

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