Being described as a “victorian era Savile” a new BBC documentary asks the question: Was Lewis Carroll a repressed paedophile?
The documentary uncovers naked photo’s of real Alice’s sister taken by Lewis.
The Daily Mail reports:
Celebrated children’s author Lewis Carroll has been branded a ‘repressed paedophile’ in a new BBC documentary which uncovered naked photographs of the real-life sister of Alice in Wonderland taken by the writer.
Carroll, who died in January 1898, befriended Alice Liddell and her two sisters as they were children. It was Miss Liddell who was the inspiration for the famous book.
However, researchers working on a documentary on the 150th anniversary of the publication of the much-loved children’s book discovered some disturbing images.
According to the show’s presenter Martha Kearney, some of the pictures of Alice’s elder sister Lorina, which featured her naked in a full-frontal pose, are images that ‘no parent would ever have consented to’.
Carroll, whose real name was Charles Dodgson, knew the girls’ father Henry Liddell, dean of Christ Church, Oxford.
The BBC programme investigates whether Carroll could be considered as a ‘Victorian Jimmy Savile’.