And its information will only be new to those who never realised that male prostitution existed in the first place. This audio file was created from a revision of the article " Cleveland Street scandal " datedand does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. That hustlers are street people essentially is another interesting aspect, implied but never thought out. The government was accused of covering up the scandal to protect the names of aristocratic and other prominent patrons. He denied that "a gentleman of very high position"—presumably Prince Albert Victor—was in any way involved with the scandal, but accused the government of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. At the time, sexual acts between men were illegal in Britain, and the brothel's clients faced possible prosecution and certain social ostracism if discovered.
On the question of the homosexuality of both boys and clients, Mr Harris is always ambiguous.
The Heir Apparent. The book is easy to read and occasionally entertaining; but it never arouses anger, pity or fear. He writes, "I can quite understand the Prince of Wales being much annoyed at his son's name being coupled with the thing Sir Edward CarsonLord Queensberry's counsel, used quotes from the novel against Wilde and questioned him about his associations with young working men.
Consider Harris on the clients, offering us mysterious and vague information about men with one leg and someone with a fetish for hair.