Posted by: Wayne Robinson | April 1, 2011

Cross-dressing, Morris and other abuses

Conferention 2009A man in women’s apparel and a bedecked woman.

At Oxford in 1598,

the inhabitants assembled on the two Sundays before Ascension Day, and on that day, with drum and shot and other weapons, and men attired in women’s apparel, brought into the town a women bedecked with garlands and flowers, named by them the queen of May. They also had morris dances and other disordered and unseemly sports, and intended to continue the next Sunday the same abuses.

HMC, Calendar of Cecil MSS at Hatfield House (London 1899) vol8, p201.

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  1. I find myself strangely attracted to that chick in the yellow dress.


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