‘The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.’
– Joseph Campbell
Between 1748 and 1752, Francis Dashwood, 11th Baron le Despencer (2nd Baronet) excavated a series of caves, deep beneath the hills around his West Wycombe estate that became known as the Hellfire Caves. These caves were used as a meeting place for the notorious Hellfire Club, an exclusive club for members of high society who ‘wished to take part in socially perceived immoral acts.’
Deep in the cold darkness, secret meetings and rituals took place, and eminent gentlemen mixed with jovial and free-spirited ladies.
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