Click here to return to home page. Nyren, W. Patching, R. Ward, and George Worsley. Benjamin William Botham , a former draper from Halesworth, Suffolk, arrived in Brighton around When the census was taken on 7th April , Benjamin W.
Victoria and Albert Museum
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People walk past it every day and never notice. To them it's perfectly ordinary, just another basement flat in a street of white-painted terraces sandwiched between Kensington High Street and the King's Road. Except that this flat houses a male brothel. Inside, there is an anteroom where up to a dozen 'boys the term is universally used among them , mostly in their twenties, lounge on a sofa watching satellite television. There are four bedrooms here, recently reduced from five to accommodate an office.
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Museum no. According to their own testimonies, many people born in the Victorian age were both factually uninformed and emotionally frigid about sexual matters. Historically, it appeared that the licentious behaviour and attitudes of the Regency period had been replaced by a new order of puritan control and repression - personified by the censorious figure of Mrs Grundy - which was imposed by the newly dominant bourgeoisie, steadily permeated all classes, and lasted well into the 20th century. Then a hypocritical 'shadow side' to this public denial was glimpsed, in the 'secret world' of Victorian prostitution and pornography, and more openly in the 'naughty nineties'. These perspectives were contested by the French scholar Michel Foucault reminding us that Victorian attitudes were not confined to Britain , who argued that sex was not censored but subject to obsessive discussion as a central discourse of power, bent on regulation rather than suppression.
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