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Episode 26d: Moll Cutpurse

September 22, 2018

Moll Cutpurse

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 26d

A look at the life, legend, and literary figure of Mary Frith, aka Moll Cutpurse, 17th century English gender outlaw.

In this episode we talk about

  • A brief biography and its sources
  • Moll’s criminal and theatrical careers
  • Moll’s gender performance and its reception
  • The ambiguous evidence regarding Moll’s sexuality


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