Secret history of sex: welcome to the molly house

Historical cartoon of two men in late 18th century cross-dressing and about to drink tea.

A Morning Frolic, or the Transmutation of the Sexes: parodic cartoon by John Collet depicting male and female crossdressing,c. 1780.

In the 18th century the secret world of the molly house was a place for gay men to socialise, cross-dress and role-play. But it was also a place of danger and treachery.

Find out why on my latest contribution to the Unofficial Britain website.

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