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Duration 40:51

Genius on trial: key sources relating to Oscar Wilde at The National Archives

The arrest and subsequent imprisonment of Oscar Wilde was one of the most sensational and controversial episodes of the late Victorian era, with far-reaching social and cultural implications. Charles Tattershall presents the key documents held by The National Archives on Oscar Wilde, and uses them to tell the story of the events which culminated in 1895 in his three trials and a sentence of two years’ imprisonment with hard labour.

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