Gay History: The Society for the Reformation of Manners.

This group hold their place in gay history due to their two-years surveillance of Margaret “Mother” Clap’s coffee shop (Molly House), thus bringing about its closure in 1726, after a police raid in which  about 40 customers were arrested. Society for the Reformation of Manners[1] was founded in the Tower Hamlets area of London in … Continue reading Gay History: The Society for the Reformation of Manners.