The Hell Fire Club

by Daniel P. Mannix

Book review

The compelling story of the rise and fall of a shocking secret society. In the ruined abbeys and elaborately decorated caves of England, the notorious Hellfire Club help meetings that shocked and terrified the countryside. London madams scoured the city for young girls to supply the club. Rakes flocked to meetings. Yet it was typical of late eighteenth century England that the club's members included famous men from the worlds of art and politics, even the then Prime Minister. The list of members could almost be mistaken for the honours list of the most eminent men of the day and when news of the clubs activities leaked out, it caused the biggest political scandal in British history. Brilliant, perverse, equally capable of elaborately obscene jests and the intricacies of paliamentary politics, the members of the Hellfire Club were the most astonishing men of their time. Since it's inception over two hundred years ago, the record of their revels has fascinated and repulsed the world.

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ISBN9780743413152
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PublisheriBooks
GanreHistory
Release date 01.05.2001
Pages count233
File size6.3 Mb
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Book rating3.7 (103 votes)

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