Frederick William Rolfe , 1860-1913, was born in London.
He called himself Baron Corvo.
He was gay and wanted to become a priest.
He became a photographer, painter, teacher, and writer.
This is an uninhibited account of his sexual adventures with teenage Venetian boys.
Rolfe's masterpiece is Hadrian the Seventh (1904) whose hero is expelled from a seminary but manages to become Pope.