The Disorderly Heart

The Disorderly Heart

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Kit Everett (Kat) By AloofFloof Completed

In 1726, Mother Clap's Coffeehouse, a notorious disorderly house, was raided by police and permanently shut down. A young and conservative professor discovers himself amongst the company of fellow disorderly hearts.  
*A disorderly house was a building in the 18th century that housed ongoings that could cause public offense. This would include gambling dens, brothels, and other such illegal underground facilities. In reference to my story, a molly house is a homosexual meeting place for men, and it also classifies as a disorderly house. Highly illegal.

In 1726, one of the most notorious molly houses in London, Mother Clap's, was raided and shut down; and 40 to 50 homosexual men were arrested. Many were hung.*