Some History of SRA in Britain
SRA is not a recent UK phenomenon although its accelerating growth and wide extent in the United Kingdom today is probably unprecedented and it will continue to rapidly spread and destroy the lives of many children and vulnerable adults unless SRA in our nation is very clearly, publicly and fully exposed.
Satanism has bubbled under the surface in Europe since the eleventh and twelfth centuries, probably earlier. And the same book which states this also gives the following quote about a 400 year old English SRA case:
The curious thing is that the description that that girl made 400 years ago of ritual sexual abuse is very similar to the kinds of descriptions that were being made in Nottingham 400 years later.
Child psychiatrist, Dr. Kirk Weir, referring to an ancient description of a girl being sexually abused by her parents in Pendle in Lancashire. (1)
The journalist, Tim Tate, summarised some of the history of British Satanism. Some extracts from his summary are reproduced below (With our emphasis in bold added.):
Satanism in eighteenth-century England appears to have been a privileged affair. The cults seem to have attracted the idle young bucks of the still-ascendant aristocracy. Groups with bizarre and threatening names – ‘The Sons of Midnight’, ‘The Banditti’ and ‘The Blasters’ – haunted the fashionable parts of London attempting to emulate the debauched evil of French satanic rituals.
Most infamous of all the groups were the ‘Hell-Fire Clubs’. Mainland Britain boasted at least three in London and three more in Scotland, and there was a notably active branch in Ireland. Sir Francis Dashwood managed to raise his subdivision of the loose federation to a peak of orgiastic Satanism.
Dashwood, by now Chancellor of the Exchequer, set about enticing other louche aristocrats into the fraternity with the lure of enormous quantities of alcohol, drugs and free sex. The Earl of Sandwich, the poet Charles Churchill (son of the Archbishop of Canterbury) and, probably, the Earl of Bute – Prime Minister for much of the period – were enthusiastic celebrants at the orgiastic rituals. Unsurprisingly, the sex was not limited either to heterosexual intercourse or to adult participants.
Internal dissent within the cult, coupled with a final repentance by Dashwood, ended the rituals in the 1770s. That it survived for more than half a century was perhaps due to the presence at the celebration of senior figures within the government and House of Lords who succeeded in concealing the excesses of the ceremonies. Again, curiously, there is a common allegation contained in the disclosures of both adult and child survivors today that senior politicians are sometimes involved.
The history of satanic worship from medieval times to the dawn of the twentieth century is inextricably linked with the abuse and sacrifice of children. (2)
(1) Blasphemous Rumours, by Andrew Boyd, published in 1991 by Fount Paperbacks.
(2) Children for the Devil, Ritual abuse and satanic crime, by Tim Tate. Published in 1991 by Methuen London.