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Poplar’s ‘Female Husband’: Queer history from the Tower Hamlets Archives

Celebrate LGBT+ History Month in Tower Hamlets by learning about the East End’s oldest queer pioneer!

A queer scandal which took place in 18th century Poplar has become world famous in LGBTQ+ history. But did you know that the local borough archive holds unique records which provide tangible evidence of the East End’s oldest queer pioneer?

Join Tower Hamlets Heritage Manager Tamsin Bookey in conversation with Francis Ray White and Ceara Holness-Crone to explore the story of James Howe, an upstanding local citizen who was exposed by blackmailers to have been born Mary East.

This event is a a partnership between the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives and the Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum.

Event Details

23rd February 2022 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm




London Borough of Tower Hamlets LGBTQI+ Forum
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