• Laura Gowing
  • Michael Hunter
  • Miri Rubin


Over the twenty-three years since the publication of Alan Bray’s first, ground-breaking book, Homosexuality in Renaissance England (1982), his work has had its greatest influence in the field of the history of sexuality. Bray’s work provided the starting point for an emerging field, in which scholars began to study the texts and histories of Renaissance England and Europe with an ear to the fluctuating, transforming meanings of sodomy and homosexuality. Importantly, Bray’s work put the whole category of homosexuality in Renaissance England in question, and those who followed him took inspiration from the questions he had asked.


Male Friendship Early Modern Period Court Record Affectional Bond Birkbeck College 
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  • Miri Rubin

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