Queer City: Gay London From the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd (ISBN - 9781419760993)
(USED) Very good condition.
"In Queer City, the acclaimed Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way-- through the complete history and experiences of its gay and lesbian population. In Roman Londinium, the city was dotted with lupanaria ("wolf dens" or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels), and thermae (hot baths). Then came Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks, and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city, from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early nineteenth century."