Robert Jones

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Robert Jones was a British artillery officer.

In 1772 he published the first book about figure skating, but in the same year he was tried for sodomy for a 13-year-old boy, sentenced to death, and pardoned on condition that he left the country.[1]

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References

  1. http://rictornorton.co.uk/eighteen/jones1.htm "The First Public Debate about Homosexuality in England: The Case of Captain Jones, 1772" in Hoosexuality in Eighteenth-Century England by Rictor Norton.