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Tuesday 12th July | 3pm & 5pm | Linden Hall Gallery
Gawain’s great-uncle Alfred Douglas, known as Bosie, is generally thought of as the bad boy who ruined Oscar Wilde. Less well known is the remarkable poetry that Douglas wrote, or the true nature of his friendship with Wilde.
In his talk ‘Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas’, Gawain talks about Bosie, as well as The Black Douglas clan from which he and his great-uncle are descended. Brutality, murder and pillage were endemic to this lawless, arrogant clan, which Oscar Wilde described in his famous prison letter to Bosie, as ‘The mad, bad line from which you are come’.