A highly readable and comprehensive political history of lesbianism in the twentieth century, Britannia's Glory narrates the lives of individual women; a history of lesbians and the First World War; Radclyffe Hall and The Well of Loneliness trial; lesbian life in the cosmopolitan 1930s; lesbian participation in the Second World War effort; lesbians in the 1950s; Esme Langley and Arena Three; and lesbian politics since the 1970s.
About the Author
Emily Hamer is a writer based in London.
Table of Contents
|1||Introduction: 'No, not quite forgotten'||1|
|2||Lesbians and suffragists: 'I don't know what to do--I'm torn in two'||15|
|3||Lesbians and the outbreak of war: 'You, yes you, will be my ally'||40|
|4||Lesbians after the great war: 'There is no place for grief'||66|
|5||Radclyffe hall: 'When I die I shall never be forgotten'||93|
|6||Lesbian life in the 1930s: 'Aphrodite has honoured you above all others'||117|
|7||The second world war: 'Night crept up on them'||135|
|8||Lesbians in the 1950s: 'I want to tell you something but shame prevents me'||144|
|9||Esme langley and arena three: 'Come to me now free from this aching pain'||166|
|10||The politics of lesbianism: 'I will sing with a clear voice to enchant you'||191|