Another eclectic round-up of links which may or may not be useful to your research.
Erastes says that she wishes this had been available when she was writing Transgressions, as Jonathan from that book was partially inspired by 17th century Puritan writer Nehemiah Wallington:
A whole bunch of links to articles on io9. I follow this blog because I’m a big Science-fiction and Fantasy fan, but they also occasionally come up with some fascinating historical trivia, and today was obviously a good day for it, as they have articles on:
And I’ve been noodling around looking for sites with information about society’s attitude to homosexuality during World War Two, for my next book, and came up with these:
Wikipedia, while not a good place to rely on, is often a good place to start, and I thought this was at least a nice succinct summary:
And then I got distracted reading about The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall, which was interesting in itself and convinced me that moving to Paris might be a better post war strategy for my lads than staying at home.
This seemed like a good book for anyone researching for a WW2 story set in Canada:
And this looked like an absolute godsend for me, with my story set in my back yard around Mepal and Witcham in the UK:
particularly when it contained this:
A Gay Soldier’s Story “They used us when it suited them, and then victimised us when the country was no longer in danger. I am glad I served but I am angry that military homophobia was allowed to wreck so many lives for over 50 years after we gave our all for a freedom that gay people were denied”, said Cave.