Tag Archives: Oscar Wilde

April 27, 1578

On April 27, 1578, the Duel of the Mignons happened and claimed the lives of two of the favorite retainers of Henry III of France and two of the favorite retainers of Henry I, Duke of Guise. What was a … Continue reading

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July 31, 1703

On July 31, 1703, English writer, Daniel DeFoe was placed in a pillory for the crime of publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, ‘The Shortest Way with the Dissenters’. The pamphlet was written as though a rabid, bigoted High Anglican zealot. … Continue reading

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May 25, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895 Oscar Wilde, a playwright, poet and novelist, was convicted of a morals charge and sentenced to prison in London. The Marquess of Queensbury accused him of being a homosexual and Oscar Wilde countersued … Continue reading

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April 5, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895  playwright Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. Wilde had been accused of homosexual practices. Mr. Wilde’s defense that no one should have sex with an ugly man … Continue reading

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