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Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

Linda Stratmann on Marquess of Queensberry.The man as famous for his role in the downfall of Oscar Wilde as he was for establishing the rules for modern-day boxing.


The Marquess of Queensberry is perhaps as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. The imprisonment of Oscar Wilde following his romantic interest in the marquess' son, left Wilde a broken man and Queensberry labelled a spiteful and villainous bigot. In this talk Linda Stratmann paints a more complex picture of a man who suffered tragedies of his own and who at the time was considered a radical thinker and a champion of women's rights.

Linda Stratmann is the author of eleven books on crime, fiction and historical biographies including Chloroform: The Quest for Oblivion,Notorious Blasted Rascal and Greater London Murders.


Speaker(s):

Linda Stratmann | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

7 July 2013 at 11:00 am

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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Tickets:

£3/£2

Available from:

11.00, £3 on the door/free to Ethical Society members

Additional Information:

Tea & Coffee will be available.

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