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Graphic History

After centuries of persecution and prosecution, homosexuality is partially decriminalised, but there was still a long way to go before full equality could be achieved

1967 SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT IS PASSED

LGBTQ+ rights in Britain

TIMELINE

The road to equality in the UK

1102

The Archbishop of Canterbury denounces homosexuality as a sin for the first time, but punishments are rare, as counseling is preferred

1533

Henry VIII passes the Buggery Act, making all male-male activity punishable by death

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Follow the rise and fall of France's most infamous dictator, Napoleon, all the way from emperor to exile. Also inside, celebrate 200 years of Jane Austen and discover what life was really like for Ancient Greeks living in Sparta, the civilisation's most brutal city-state. We've also lined up ten of the greatest partnerships in history, from Marks and Spencer to Rolls and Royce, plus meet the man who inspired 007 – Elizabeth I's forgotten spy, John Dee.