Blasphemers & Blackguards: The Irish Hellfire Clubsby

Author(s): By Ryan, David

Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 1908928034
Pages: OCR: Quality: ISBN13:
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Prostitutes, pimps, cutpurses, murderers, and bawdy homes…What had been the hellfire golf equipment of 18th-century Ireland? Were they truly elite teams who engaged in obscene orgies, satan worship, and the ritual homicide of servants? These questions have intrigued nearly everybody who has visited the intended hellfire membership assembly position within the Dublin Mountains, or heard the lurid tales which are related to it. Cutting via this veil of fantasy and legend, Blasphemers & Blackguards: The Irish Hellfire Clubs finds the reality about those mysterious societies. The ebook uncovers hanging new details about the outrageous actions of those golf equipment – provocative blasphemy, taboo sexual actions, atrocities (maximum shockingly, the ritualistic homicide of a servant), and the golf equipment’ addiction of toasting the satan. *** "…it is a well-researched ebook that demanding situations lots of the fashionable misconceptions about Irish hellfire golf equipment. Ryan has now not been content material to easily reproduce the mythologies of this tradition for a basic target market, however has delved deep into the archives to provide a readable and convincing account on a topic of tolerating fashionable hobby. – H-Net Reviews within the Humanities & Social Sciences, September 2013 *** "Ryan delivers the truth of early eighteenth-century Dublin, a town that used to be ‘extra a relic of the medieval generation than a harbinger of modernity: chaotically deliberate, socially risky and poorly policed.’ Readers will see some similarities between the hellfire golf equipment and a few of nowadays’s rich, organized-crime syndicates. (However, nowadays’s felony cartels have financial objectives, while the hellfire golf equipment’ goals had been cruelty and mayhem for the thrill of all of it.) – The Celtic Connection, March 2014
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