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Oscar Wilde, Henry Bushnell And The Reading Gaol Exhibition

by | 17th, October 2014

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In 1895, Oscar Wilde was sent down for  two years for the crime of homosexuality.Male homosexuality was decriminalised in Northern Ireland with the passing of law reform in the House of Commons in…1982!

ilde is the crux of an exhibtion on Reading Gaol at  Berkshire Record Office .

 

Rare Victorian ÔmugshotÕ pictures of Reading Prison prisoner Henry Bushnell, as poet Oscar Wilde met Bushnell whilst he spent time in the prison, Wilde indicated his attraction towards Bushnell in his letters and later sent him money

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he hand of lead researcher Professor Peter Stoneley from the University of Reading, rests on a record of visits of the justices to Reading Prison opened to the page of July 10th 1896 Lead researcher Professor Peter Stoneley from the University of Reading, looks at a record of visits of the justices to Reading Prison opened to the page of July 10th 1896, A register of executions carried out in Reading prison opened to the page on prisoner Charles Wooldridge's execution, the soldier was hanged in Reading in 1896 for murdering his wife. A register of executions carried out in Reading prison opened to the page on prisoner

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