The Trial of Oscar Wilde

On 3 April 1895, the trial of Oscar Wilde on charges of libel against the Marquess of Queensberry began. By the end of it, Wilde would be bankrupt and facing charges of sodomy and gross indecency, leading to his eventual imprisonment. Wilde v. Queensberry (yes, Wilde was the prosecution in the case) essentially stemmed from the fact that his boyfriend’s dad didn’t like him. Wilde … Continue reading The Trial of Oscar Wilde