The Man Who Destroyed Oscar Wilde
In 1895, playwright Oscar Wilde fought a spectacular duel in court with his fellow Irishman Edward Carson, a lawyer that Wilde considered a friend. It led to Wilde’s ruin and imprisonment for homosexuality. Merlin Holland, grandson of Wilde, and actors Simon Callow and Rupert Everett explore one of the most scandalous trials of the Victorian era in this fascinating history documentary.
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