This Day in History: Oscar Wilde’s Libel Case Begins (1895)

This Day in History:
Oscar Wilde’s Libel Case Begins (1895)

When the marquess of Queensbury became convinced that his son, Alfred Douglas, was having an affair with Wilde, he began to rail against the author and playwright, publicly accusing Wilde of sodomy, a crime at the time. At Douglas’s urging, Wilde sued the marquess for libel. He not only lost the case, but was in turn charged with homosexual offenses and arrested. Wilde was convicted in an internationally notorious trial and served two years hard labor. What did he write while in prison? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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