VICTORIAN OBSCENITY and the GREAT BIRTH CONTROL TRIAL of 1877

A  new look at the 1857 Obscenity Law and the 1867 Hicklin Test for Obscenity in relation to Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh’s 1877 trial at Queens Bench for republishing Dr Charles Knowlton’s Fruits of Philosophy. And a discussion of the behind-the-scenes Establishment moves to keep the  firebrand, but still “gentlewoman” Annie Besant out of prison, even if it meant keeping her co-defendant the “Atheist, Republican and Malthusian Charles Bradlaugh out as well.

2.00 pm 12th November 2016
Older Feminist Network
Millman Community Centre,
50 Millman St, London WC1N 3EW

The Older Feminist Network meets every second Saturday of the month at the Millman Community Centre from 12.00 noon, with a talk or presentation at 2.00 pm. New members  and visitors welcome.