Gordon of Khartoum

Gordon of Khartoum

By Hosts: Huw Lemmey & Ben Miller

Bad Gays

Tuesday, 22 October

A colonialist and conqueror, upholder of ideals of English masculinity, and religious fanatic; possessed of a powerful death wish. “Yes, that is flesh, that is what I hate, and what makes me wish to die.”


Ellis, Heather, and Jessica Meyer, eds. Masculinity and the Historical Other. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.

Faught, C. Brad. Gordon: Victorian Hero. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.

Pollock, John. Gordon: The Man Behind The Legend. London: Constable Books, 1993.

Our intro music is Arpeggia Colorix by Yann Terrien, downloaded from WFMU's Free Music Archive and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Our outro music is by DJ Michaeloswell Graphicsdesigner.

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