The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club

Since the secretary of the Hell-Fire Club burned the club's records the day before his death, there is no absolute proof that Franklin (or anyone else for that matter) was a member. But we do know that he paid constant visits to West ...

Author: Daniel P. Mannix

Publisher: eNet Press

ISBN: 9781618867452

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Brilliant, amusing, and utterly immoral, young noblemen, politicians, artists and other eminent men of eighteenth century England thronged to the abbey of Medmenham and the elaborately decorated caves and gardens of West Wycombe Park to attend meetings of a club that outraged and threatened the security of an entire country — the notorious Hellfire Club. Dedicated to black magic, sexual orgies, and political conspiracies, the records of their elaborately obscene rituals, jests, and parties have both fascinated and appalled the world for over three centuries. The Hellfire Club became popular during an age of scandal. Standards of respectability had become middle class — a middle class who knew nothing of art and literature and whose outlook was bound by a set of stereotyped conventions. Respect for the monarchy, religion, or the ideals of decency and morality? Bah humbug. The club's members — "mad geniuses who. . . could do anything from writing double entendre verses in Greek to ruining an opposing statesman by a clever satirical sketch" — set out to ridicule and destroy these conventions and at times they almost succeeded. The originator and guiding presence of the Hellfire Club was Sir Francis Dashwood — son of a grim and fiercely ruthless baronet, heir to one of the great fortunes of the time, and George III's intimate friend. Possessing a flair for politics and a proclivity for the profane, it is largely because of his influence that the Hellfire Club was to eventually count among its members the Prime Minister of England, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Lord Mayor of London, the First Lord of the Admiralty, the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, several of England's greatest artists and poets, the Prince of Wales, and Benjamin Franklin. Red robes, screaming girls, unscrupulous madams, firelight on the walls of a cave, and unspeakable acts for the sake of amusement. Daniel P Mannix addresses the reasons for the rise of the Hellfire Club, its singular influence on the course of history, and its inevitable destruction.
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The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club

Clubs and associations. The Commies, the Hellfire Club, other competing interests. Folks want to be close to the son of Winston Marder. And when Charlie tried to stop the funding to Goodstone, he showed a certain egoism, a selfishness, ...

Author: Jake Tapper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316472333

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950's D.C. in this "potent thriller" (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper. Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.
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The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club

" --The Washington Post Then Davey tells Nora a surreal story about the Hellfire Club, where years before he met an obsessed fan of Chancel House's most successful book, Night Journey--a book that has a strange history of its own. . .

Author: Peter Straub

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345415000

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

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"Surprising twists [and a] wildly inventive plot." --The New York Times They are dying, one by one. Wealthy, middle-aged women in an exclusive Connecticut suburb. Their murderer remains at large. Nora Chancel, wife of publishing scion Davey Chancel, fears she may be next. After all, her past has branded her a victim . . . . "Combines the intellectual-puzzle mystery with a powerful vein of psycho-thriller suspense." --The Washington Post Then Davey tells Nora a surreal story about the Hellfire Club, where years before he met an obsessed fan of Chancel House's most successful book, Night Journey--a book that has a strange history of its own. . . . "One of the most chilling villains to come along since Hannibal Lecter." --San Francisco Chronicle Suddenly terror engulfs Nora: She must defend herself against fantastic accusations even as a madman lies in wait. And when he springs, she will embark on a night journey that will put her victimhood to rest forever, dead or alive. . . .
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The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club

The author of The Way of the Gladiator describes the perverse actions and rituals of England's notorious Hellfire Club, the late eighteenth-century secret society whose membership included some of the era's most prominent men and whose ...

Author: Daniel P. Mannix

Publisher: Ibooks

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110163669

Category: History

Page: 252

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The author of The Way of the Gladiator describes the perverse actions and rituals of England's notorious Hellfire Club, the late eighteenth-century secret society whose membership included some of the era's most prominent men and whose repulsive activities ignited one of the biggest political scandals in British history. Reprint.
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The Hell Fire Clubs

The Hell Fire Clubs

Lord sets aside the gossip about the Hell-Fire Clubs-- orgies, prostitutes, erotica, extreme initiation ceremonies-- in order to paint an accurate portrait of their membership, their beliefs and activities, and the reasons for their ...

Author: Evelyn Lord

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131610938

Category: History

Page: 308

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Lord sets aside the gossip about the Hell-Fire Clubs-- orgies, prostitutes, erotica, extreme initiation ceremonies-- in order to paint an accurate portrait of their membership, their beliefs and activities, and the reasons for their proliferation.
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Hellfire Club

Hellfire Club

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ISBN: 2344014047

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En 1242, l'ordre des chevaliers teutoniques mené par Barbarossa affronte l'armée païenne de Russie. Armé de son marteau Thurim, le chef germanique sème la mort et le chaos chez ses ennemis. Jusqu'à ce que le pouvoir de son arme se retourne contre lui... Sur Résurrection, les amants ont été capturés. Rebecca est conduite au couvent des sœurs de sang. Requiem est livré à Black Sabbath qui a besoin de lui... ou plutôt de Thurim. Le marteau, seul instrument capable de renverser Dracula, que seul Requiem a le pouvoir de manier.
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The Hell Fire Club

The Hell Fire Club

In the club rooms gaiety was cherished above all else , and second to that wit . ... Among the older clubmen there was much sighing for the old - time orgies of the Hell - Fire clubs , but no one dared to revive them until Sir Francis ...

Author: Donald McCormick

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ISBN: UCSD:31822012448502

Category: England

Page: 208

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Murder in the Hellfire Club

Murder in the Hellfire Club

St. Francis , ' he calls himself , and his Club - call it that - the Franciscans , the Friars of St. Francis , the Monks of Medmenham , the Hellfire Club . It's an age of clubs . Like interests demand a means of expressing them .

Author: Donald Zochert

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035440705

Category: Statesmen

Page: 260

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The Hellfire Club 1925

The Hellfire Club  1925

It will thus be seen that the famous Hell Fire Club , with which Medmenham Abbey is associated , was no new or original idea : it was but a recrudescence amid rural surroundings of what had taken place in various centres in London ...

Author: Edwin Beresford Chancellor

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ISBN: UCAL:B3318272

Category: Great Britain

Page: 288

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Categories: Great Britain

Hollywood s Hellfire Club

Hollywood s Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club Comes to Hollywood The Bundy Drive Boys never belonged to an organization called the Hellfire Club , but they very well could have . The original Hellfire Club was an aristocratic British group that met throughout the ...

Author: Gregory William Mank

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ISBN: UOM:39015074296412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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They were the Bundy Drive Boys: hard-drinking, brilliantly talented, world-famous men of golden-age Hollywood - John Barrymore, Errol Flynn and W.C. Fields. Heroes with Hangovers tells the uncensored and ultimately moving story of these lost-soul geniuses. The partying and antics of the Rat Pack seem tame in comparison, but beneath the boozy bravado was a devoted mutual affection. Illustrated with dozens of never-before-seen photos and illustrations, this is the sozzled side of Hollywood's great era.
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