Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (1870 – 1945), nicknamed Bosie, was a British author & poet, better known as the allegedly intimate friend & lover of the writer Oscar Wilde. Douglas was the son of John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry. In 1891, he met Oscar Wilde; although the playwright was married with two sons, they soon began an affair. He has been described as spoiled, reckless, insolent & extravagant. He would spend money on boys & gambling & expected Wilde to contribute to his tastes.

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (1870 – 1945), nicknamed Bosie, was a British author & poet, better known as the allegedly intimate friend & lover of the writer Oscar Wilde. Douglas was the son of John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry. In 1891, he met Oscar Wilde; although the playwright was married with two sons, they soon began an affair. He has been described as spoiled, reckless, insolent & extravagant. He would spend money on boys & gambling & expected Wilde to contribute to his tastes.

Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas.  Best known as Oscar Wilde’s boyfriend.  Robert Hitchens wrote The Green Carnation about the Wilde pairing.  Douglas also wrote the occasional poem.

Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas. Best known as Oscar Wilde’s boyfriend. Robert Hitchens wrote The Green Carnation about the Wilde pairing. Douglas also wrote the occasional poem.

Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas:  a cousin of the Wyndhams through his mother, he introduced Oscar Wilde to the group

Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas: a cousin of the Wyndhams through his mother, he introduced Oscar Wilde to the group

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