Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas and Francis Douglas..."Drunk on brandywine, a thimbleful..." The fellow on the right whipped their dad's ass during Oscar Wilde's trial. Their other brother had it off with the Prime Minister.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.
03 One young and handsome lover stole Wilde’s heart. Nicknamed “Bosie”, this delicate, blond creature (Lord Alfred Douglas), displayed caprices and quirks which were certainly a match for the Irish-born Wilde’s own idiosyncrasies. While Wilde was often perceived as the blithe, above-it-all, cold aesthete, his feelings for his beloved Bosie who, in the end, betrayed him terribly, ran very hot.
The poster boy to what many see as the very first youth movement was Stephen Tennant, son of Scots peer, Lord Glenconner and Pamela Wyndham, one of The Souls. His mother was also a cousin of Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde's lover and a sonneteer. Tennant's androgynous looks and flamboyant style led sculptor Jacob Epsteinto describe him as the most beautiful creature he had ever seen. Tennant’s outfits ranged from indulgently luxe over-the-top opulence to theatrical, gender-blurring fancy…