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  •  all the more interesting considering this (9+ / 0-)
    Early discussion of Baden-Powell's sexuality focused on his relationship with his close friend Kenneth McLaren.  Tim Jeal's later biography discusses the relationship and finds that there is no conclusive evidence that this friendship was physical.  Jeal then examines Baden-Powell's views on women, his appreciation of the male form, his military relationships, and his marriage, concluding that Baden-Powell might have been a repressed homosexual.  Jeal's conclusion is shared by some biographers and disputed by others, but is not yet examined in any detail by other scholars.

    I'm a blue drop in a red bucket.

    by blue drop on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 11:28:18 PM PST

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