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.