About this book
The Hell-Fire Clubs scandalised 18th century English society, with rumours of their orgies, recruitment of prostitutes and extreme rituals circulating widely. This sets aside the gossip and brings to light the first accurate portrait of their membership, beliefs, activities and more.
The Hell-Fire Clubs scandalized eighteenth-century English society. This book explores the social and economic context in which the clubs emerged and flourished; their various phases, which first involved violence as an assertion of masculinity, then religious blasphemy, and later sexual indulgence.
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