[Ed. by C. Hindley]
London: Reeves and Turner, 1871
[G.L.] 1871 fol
Frederick Park and Earnest Boulton, famously known as Fanny and Stella, were theatrical performers who kept a home in Wakefield Street, Bloomsbury, and became a cause célèbre when they were arrested in 1870 for wearing women’s clothes in public. Upon examination, the charge was altered to include sodomy, then deemed a serious felony. Unable, however, to prove they had engaged in sodomy, or that wearing women’s clothes was indecent, the court acquitted them. This broadside is an account of their trial. Whilst this 1871 collection shows a history of broadside publishing, this is one of the few contemporary stories included.