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20 februari 2009

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History Month with Oscar Wilde

To celebrate the fifth Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History Month, we're highlighting some historical documents about Oscar Wilde, held at The National Archives and elsewhere.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, poet and author who lived in late-Victorian London. His plays, such as The Importance of Being Earnest and Lady Windermere's Fan, were hugely successful. He was also one of the greatest celebrities of his day, known for his biting wit.

The Moving Here website includes a portrait of Wilde from an 1884 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
(bron/source: Nationaal Archief UK)