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Events tagged with "Oscar Wilde"

Legislation pre twentieth century

1290 First mention in English common law of a punishment for homosexuality 1300 Treatise in England prescribed that sodomites should be burned alive 1533 Buggery Act introduced by Henry VIII brought sodomy within the scope of statute law for t...

Simeon Solomon exhibition

Simeon Solomon exhibitionFrom October 2005 Jan 2006, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery ran an exhibition of Simeon Solomon's (1840 1905) paintings. He influenced and was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, and was much admired until his reputation...