Pride, Power and Politics: a tour of the Tower's LGBT+ histories

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Fri, 26th May 2017
Sat, 27th May 2017

Starts at 7:00 pm

This after-hours tour explores the history of the Tower of London through the lens of changing attitudes to gender and sexuality, telling the stories of key people linked with it from the 12th century to the present day.

The close male friendships of Edward II and his treatment of his favourites resulted in the rebellion of the earls and execution, while the little-known influence of Henry VIII and Queen Victoria on the criminalisation of homosexual acts shaped viewpoints for over 400 years.

Bringing us to recent history, the tour will reveal how the alleged homosexuality of 20th century prisoner Roger Casement was used by Parliament to build a case against him, and the real danger posed by queer sexual slander.

Cost: £15


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19:00 19:00 Europe/London Pride, Power and Politics: a tour of the Tower's LGBT+ histories This after-hours tour explores the history of the Tower of London through the lens of changing attitudes to gender and sexuality, https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/05/26/pride-power-and-politics-a-tour-of-the-towers-lgbt-histories-134814 Tower of London,Tower Hill, London, London,

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Location

Tower of London,

Tower Hill, London, London, EC3N 4AB

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Nearest tube and train stations to Tower of London

Tower Hill
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Fenchurch Street
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