Selected Further Resources


Robin Darwall-Smith, ‘An Oscar for Master Sadler: The Acquisition of the Robert Ross Memorial Collection,’ University College Record 12:1 (1997), 46-54.

Robin Darwall-Smith, ‘Charles Alan Fyffe: A Victorian Tragedy,’ University College Record 13:1 (2001), 72–83.

Paul R. Deslandes, Oxbridge Men: British Masculinity and the Undergraduate Experience, 1850-1920. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005.

Linda Dowling, Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Ryan Linkof, ‘“These Young Men Who Come Down from Oxford and Write Gossip”: Society Gossip, Homosexuality and the Logic of Revelation in the Interwar Popular Press,’ in B. Lewis (ed.), British Queer History: New Approaches and Perspectives (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013), 109-33.

John McManners, All Souls and the Shipley Case 1808-1810. Oxford: All Souls, 2002.

Rictor Norton, Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700-1830. 2nd edn. Stroud: Chalford Place, 2006 (ch. 10; see also 369-70).

George Rousseau, ‘The Kiss of Death and Cabal of Dons: Blackmail and Grooming in Georgian Oxford,’ Journal of Historical Sociology 21:4 (2008), 368-96.

George Rousseau, ‘Privilege, Power and Sexual Abuse in Georgian Oxford,’ in George Rousseau (ed.), Children and Sexuality: From the Greeks to the Great War (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 142-65 (see also response by Tim Hitchcock, 166-9).

Britain (works published since 2000, all useful for further references)

Peter Ackroyd, Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day. London: Chatto & Windus, 2017.

Clare Barlow, ed., Queer British Art 1861-1967. London: Tate Publishing, 2017.

Justin Bengry, ‘Queer Profits: Homosexual Scandal and the Origins of Legal Reform in Britain,’ in Matt Cook and Heike Bauer (eds), Queer 1950s: Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), 167-82.

Justin Bengry, ‘Peacock Revolution: Mainstreaming Queer Styles in Post-War Britain, 1945-1967,’ Socialist History 36 (2010): 55-68.

Christine Burns, ed., Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows. London: Unbound, 2018.

H. G. Cocks, Nameless Offences: Homosexual Desire in the Nineteenth Century. London: I. B. Tauris, 2003.

Deborah Cohler, Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Matt Cook (ed.), with R. Mills, R. Trumbach, and H. G. Cocks, A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages. Oxford: Greenwood World Publishing, 2007.

Matt Cook, London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Roger Davidson and Gayle Davis, The Sexual State: Sexuality and Scottish Governance, 1950-80. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012.

Keith Dockray and Alan Sutton, Politics, Society and Homosexuality in Post-War Britain: The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its Significance. Stroud: Fonthill, 2017.

English Heritage, ‘LGBTQ History,’

English Heritage, ‘Pride of Place: Britain’s LGBTQ Heritage,’

Paul Flynn, Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain. London: Ebury Press, 2017.

Matt Houlbrook, Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Matt Houlbrook and Chris Waters, ‘The Heart in Exile: Detachment and Desire in 1950s London,’ History Workshop Journal 62 (Autumn 2006), 142-65.

Robert Howes, Gay West: Civil Society, Community and LGBT History in Bristol and Bath 1970-2010. Bristol: SilverWood Books, 2011.

Dominic Janes, Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Dominic Janes, Picturing the Closet: Male Secrecy and Homosexual Visibility in Britain. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Rebecca Jennings, A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500. Oxford: Greenwood World Publishing, 2007.

Rebecca Jennings, Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain, 1945-71. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007.

John-Pierre Joyce, Odd Men Out: Male Homosexuality in Britain from Wolfenden to Gay Liberation, 1954-1970. Brighton: Book Guild Publishing, 2019.

Morris B. Kaplan, Sodom on the Thames: Sex, Love and Scandal in Wilde Times. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.

Brian Lewis, Wolfenden’s Witnesses: Homosexuality in Postwar Britain. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Brian Lewis (ed.) British Queer History: New Approaches and Perspectives. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013.

Jeffrey Meek, Queer Voices in Post-War Scotland: Male Homosexuality, Religion and Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

National Trust, ‘Prejudice and Pride: Exploring LGBTQ History,’

Alison Oram, Her Husband was a Woman!: Women’s Gender-Crossing in Modern British Popular Culture. London: Routledge, 2007.

Alison Oram and Matt Cook, Prejudice & Pride: Celebrating LGBTQ Heritage. Rotherham: National Trust, 2017.

Steve Poole, ‘“Bringing Great Shame Upon This City”: Sodomy, the Courts and the Civic Idiom in Eighteenth-Century Bristol,’ Urban History 34:1 (2007), 114-26.

Norena Shopland, Forbidden Lives: LGBT Histories from Wales. Bridgend: Seren Books, 2017.

Helen Smith, Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England, 1895-1957. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Charles Upchurch, Before Wilde: Sex Between Men in Britain’s Age of Reform. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.

Emma Vickers, Queen and Country: Same-Sex Desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-45. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013.

Chris Waters, ‘Distance and Desire in the New British Queer History,’ GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 14:1 (2008), 139-55.

Jeffrey Weeks, Sex, Politics and Society: The Regulation of Sexuality since 1800. 4th edn. London: CRC Press, 2018.