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The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes: The Transgender Trial that Threatened to Upend the British Establishment
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The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes: The Transgender Trial that Threatened to Upend the British Establishment (Hardback)

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The never-before-told story of Ewan Forbes and the landmark case that rocked British society and transformed transgender experience to this day



'A remarkable story' The Times

'Almost reads like a thriller' Sunday Times

'A landmark work' Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

'Magnificently researched and told' Lord Michael Cashman CBE



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Ewan Forbes was born Elisabeth Forbes to a wealthy landowning family in 1912. It quickly became clear that the gender applied to him at birth was not correct, and from the age of six he began to see specialists in Europe for help. With the financial means of procuring synthetic hormones, Ewan was able to live as a boy, and then as man, and was even able to correct the sex on his birth certificate in order to marry.



Then, in 1965, his older brother died and Ewan was set to inherit the family baronetcy. After his cousin contested the inheritance on the grounds that it could only be inherited by a male heir, Ewan was forced to defend his male status in an extraordinary court case, testing the legal system of the time to the limits of its understanding.



In The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes, Zoe Playdon draws on the fields of law, medicine, psychology and biology to reveal a remarkable hidden history, uncovering for the first time records that were considered so threatening that they had been removed from view for decades.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesLaw & societyGender & the lawLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesTransgender, Genderqueer & IntersexPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 11/11/2021 ISBN-13: 9781526619136  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Zoe Playdon is the Emeritus Professor of Medical Humanities at the University of London and a Council member of the Association for Medical Humanities. She holds five degrees, including two doctorates. Zoe is a former co-chair of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists [GLADD] and co-founded the Parliamentary Forum on Gender Identity in 1994. She has thirty years' experience of front-line work in LGBTI human rights, including supporting and advising on UK and European legal cases. The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes is her first book.

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