Image of two men kissingGay History and Literature: Essays by Rictor Norton

HOMOSEXUALITY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND A Sourcebook of Primary Documents

Satire on Queen Anne and her 'She-Favourite'A Well-Hung Blackmailer • and much more

THE GAY SUBCULTURE IN GEORGIAN ENGLAND

'Princess Seraphina' steps out at Vauxhall GardensThe Lincoln's Inn Bog House • and more

GAY LOVE LETTERS THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Franz Schubert & Anselm HüttenbrennerJohn, Lord Hervey, & Stephen Fox • and much more

 
HOMOSEXUALITY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND A Sourcebook of Primary Documents

The Story of 'Black Joe'Hulme Fancy Dress Ball'Queen of Camp'The Dublin Scandals 1810 Confession and Diary view homosexuality as innate

QUEER CULTURE

Reflections on Gay HistoryYoung Hung Stud Seeks Same: The Myths Behind the Wanton Ads • and more

LESBIAN HISTORY

Tragic Case of Ann MarrowRomantic Friendships among WomenAnne Lister, The First Modern Lesbian • and more

 
THE GREAT QUEERS OF HISTORY

Gay Heritage Guide to the National Portrait GallerySir Francis Bacon • and more

THE QUEER CANON

Plato's Symposium as High CampQueering Andrew Marvell • and more

CRITIQUE OF QUEER THEORY

A Critique of the Theory of 'Sexual Scripts'Social Constructionism • and more

A HISTORY OF HOMOEROTICA

High Moral ClimatesEngland's First Pornographer • and more

THE HOMOSEXUAL PASTORAL TRADITION

The School of Spenser• and more

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS

PolitianRenaissance PaintingCorreggio • and more

 
A HISTORY OF HOMOPHOBIA

The Later Roman Empire & The Early Middle Ages • and more

REVIEWS AND CRITIQUES

Before WildeSodom on the ThamesThe Abergavenny Witch Hunt • and more

GEORGIAN LIFE AND LITERATURE
My other website, on non-gay topics relating to 18th-century Britain
 
LINKS
Links to Queer History Websites
Links to Reviews of Biographies of Gays and Lesbians
Bibliography of Gay and Lesbian History
MORE ABOUT ME
Wikipedia Entry
A Brief Biography
Photos by me and my partner on Flickr
My Library on LibraryThing
My Facebook page

My email is
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Updated 3 December 2019

BOOKS BY RICTOR NORTON
Mother Clap's Molly House
My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters through the Centuries
Gothic Readings 1764-1840
Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Anne Radcliffe
Eighteenth Century British EroticaPart II
Myth of the Modern Homosexual
Reissued by Bloomsbury Academic Editions in October 2016