Friday, 12 June 2015

TNA Podcast - Fanny and Stella: the young men who shocked Victorian England

The latest podcast from the National Archives in England is entitled Fanny and Stella: the young men who shocked Victorian England, a 41 minute talk from author and journalist Neil McKenna (who initiated the campaign for gay law reform in the Isle of Man and for fighting against Clause 25). It concerns "the gripping story of the trial that shook Victorian England – a tale of cross-dressing, cross-examinations and the invention of camp". The event was recorded on 19 FEB 2015 as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) History Month at The National Archives.

Bizarrely, the archive has issued a warning under the description: "Warning: the following material may not be suitable for all listeners." (I guess you'll only find out once you've listened...!)

The podcast can be listened to freely at or downloaded for free from iTunes.


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