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1783: Jacques Francois Paschal, rapist monk

For this date’s post, we are indebted to Rictor Norton, who maintains the invaluable Homosexuality in Eighteenth-Century Enland site. Norton wrote a book about England’s proto-gay “molly house” culture, and his site includes a nigh-comprehensive index of 18th century reportage touching same-sex activity. Norton quotes these reports — luridly horrible, if slightly contradictory — here.
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