One man’s private collection of Victorian pornography is now an important historical source.
Conservatives exploited homophobia to discredit opposition to Section 28, leaving Labour ambivalent to outright opposition.
Penal administrators and reformers viewed the potential spread of ‘unnatural crime’ with horror.
When sexual desire was not attached to notions of sexual identity.
Looking at occupational patterns and cultures contributes to understanding working-class sexuality.
Under the scrutiny of the British legal system, no work was safe from being deemed obscene.
Narratives of abuse have taken on different forms during different moments.