Prime Minister Caught in a Brothel ??
No one really knows why clubs started in London, but the whole idea of
like-minded people getting together regularly to discuss mutual interests
seems to have been, in its origins, peculiarly British and the very finest
clubs were certainly based in London.
The first clubs included the Wolf Club, whose only qualification for membership was that a man had to have been forbidden to sing in the bath
by his wife.
The Lunar Society, whose scientifically minded members met when there was a full moon.
Then there was the Fly Fishers Club, whose members were addicted to
pursuing Trout by the most difficult means possible.
The Garrick Club, where actors and those associated in the media, were able to boast to each
other about how wonderful they were_
The Macaroni Club, whose members, according to a critic, were, upper class,
effeminate practitioners, with habits imported from Italy and other places in Europe where vices are tolerated.
The Coxcombs, were, legends say, pre-cursers to the Beefsteak Order and at a time where also known as the Sublime Society of Steaks.
They began in
they year 1735, in London at a place located on Irvings Street, near Piccadilly Square. OBB founding members met, bizarrely enough, to discuss the disgraceful tendencies of "leveling" by which they meant,
_The tendency, which cannot have been that common in early Eighteenth Century, London, for different classes to mix.
(Meaning.... they were terrible snobs )