Kit Heyam During his lifetime and the four centuries following his death, King Edward II (1307-1327) acquired a reputation for having engaged in sexual and romantic relationships with his male favourites, and having been murdered by penetration with a red-hot spit. The Reputation of Edward II, 1305-1697: A Literary Transformation of […]
Tag: sexuality and literature
Early modern wonder books included stories of people who changed sex as a surprising natural phenomenon.
A surprisingly prevalent theme in late English medieval literature and culture: the celebration of the Virgin Mary’s sexuality.
How venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art.
In the mid-1970s, South African parliamentarians legalized sex reassignment surgery based on understandings of transsexualism from Jan Morris’s Conundrum.