The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

Bad history? Fakes and phoney index entries

Spot anything wrong? This is part of the index for Queer London. I couldn’t resist. Sorting out an index is tedious at the best of times and the chance to throw … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Writing is not its own reward

Writing is bloody tough. Not tough in the way that dealing with poverty or illness or disability or prejudice is tough. But in the context of what we do in … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Intersectionality is ordinary

Is intersectionality just an unintelligible theory? I don’t think so. To me it seems ordinary, everyday, commonplace, material–reflected in how we live and understand our lives. This is something I wrote … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

A call for help: Edgware Road in the 1920s

Reading the Great War London Blog on the case of Lieutenant CLR Falcy, who was cashiered and stripped of his rank after being arrested for gross indecency in 1916, has made … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment