Fanny and Stella: The Cross-Dressing Scandal of Victorian England

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Fanny and Stella: The Cross-Dressing Scandal of Victorian England

Tuesday, 14 August

In April of 1870, a shocking court case captivated Victorian England: Fanny and Stella, also known as Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, were arrested after attending a play at The Strand (in what was then considered inappropriate dress) and held on suspicion of violating the moral codes of the time. Listen in to learn more about the absurd legal war England waged against these two twenty-somethings, and the consequences of this ill-informed crusade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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