Politics, Society and Homosexuality in Post-War Britain: The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its Significance

Author(s): Keith Dockray and Alan Sutton

ISBN: 9781781556245
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The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 was ground-breaking in the UK and this work marks the fiftieth anniversary of its successful path to the statute book.
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  • An in-depth and comprehensive examination of the Act of ’67, which changed how society viewed homosexuality
  • Extensive use of primary and period sources, which present the reader with greater detail on the subject than ever before
  • A large number of period photographs, many of which have not appeared in print for over 50 years


The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 was ground-breaking in the UK and Politics, Society and Homosexuality in Post-War Britain: The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its Significance marks the fiftieth anniversary of its successful path to the statute book.

The act was not without controversy and was fiercely fought over by the likes of Mary Whitehouse and right-wing reactionary Tories who in typical style fought to impose their narrow-minded blue-rinse views. Now, in 2017, Western Europe leads the way in LGBT rights.

Thirteen out of the twenty-one countries that have legalised same-sex marriage worldwide are situated in Europe; a further thirteen European countries have legalised civil unions or other forms of recognition for same-sex couples.

This civilised state of affairs was not always the case and in this book, Keith Dockray charts in a short and pithy manner the difficult path the Bill followed and records those who supported it and were against it.



BOOK ISBN 9781781556245
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 July 2017
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 78 black-and-white and colour photographs

 

 






Keith Dockray was formerly a senior examiner in medieval history and early modern history at the University of Huddersfield.

Peter Hammond is a medieval historian and leading authority on the reign of Richard III. For thirty years, he was the research officer of the Richard III Society and is currently a vice president of the society. He is probably best known for his books The Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury and Food and Feast in Medieval England. With Dr Anne Sutton, he wrote The Coronation of Richard III: The Extant Documents and Richard III: The Road to Bosworth Field. As an editor, he has compiled a new edition of Historic Doubts on the Life of Richard the Third by Horace Walpole. He has also written and contributed to many other books and magazines on medieval and local history.

Alan John Sutton (born August 1949) is an English publisher who founded Tempus Publishing, Alan Sutton Publishing, Amberley Publishing, and Fonthill Media. Sutton was educated at Dursley Grammar School.

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