Accusations of witchcraft were often used to explain away transgressive behaviour between kings and favourites.
Public discourse on homosexuality through the images, ideas & judgements made about queer lives.
Three historians explore the legacy of John Boswell’s landmark text.
Robert Mills reflects on the impact of Boswell’s work on his own gay and scholarly identities.
Boswell’s ‘Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” often excludes women from its analysis of medieval same-sex relations.
What qualities have kept Boswell’s “Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” monumental to the field of medieval history?
Can an archive offer “proof” that historians often seek out?