10 More Historically Important Perverts

10 More Historically Important Perverts


If the #MeToo movement has taught us anything,
it’s that perverts are everywhere. The pages of history are no exception. Below are 10 historically notable perverts,
who run the gamut from “midly kinky” to “extreme sexual predator.” There is always difficulty in applying modern
standards to actions of the past, but these 10 men all engaged in sexual behavior that
was (or would have been) considered outside the norm, even in their own times. 10. CS Lewis was into spanking, and an older woman
he called “mother” Author CS Lewis wrote extensively on Christianity,
though he is perhaps best-known for the seven children’s books he authored, which make
upThe Chronicles of Narnia. But before he wrote beloved classics like
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Lewis also wrote (in letters to a friend) about
his sadistic desires. He dubbed himself “Philomastix,” meaning
“lover of the whip” in Greek, and wrote to his friend, Arthur Greeves, detailing women
he thought would be “a suitable subject for the lash,” including Greeves’ own
sister. In another letter he also confides that, “There’s
no special virtue in a whip—hundreds of other methods of mild torture are just as
good.” And it wasn’t just women that Lewis wanted
to whip. While visiting Exeter, Lewis was kicked out
by the Dean for getting “royally drunk” and “imploring everyone to let me whip them
for the sum of 1s. a lash!” Another odd quirk of Lewis’ life is his
relationship with Jane King Moore. While being trained for the Army, Lewis made
a pact with his roommate Edward Moore to take care of the other’s family, if either was
killed in the war. Sadly, Moore died in action, and 18-year-old
Lewis formed a special bond with 45-year-old Jane King Moore while recovering from his
own wounds, eventually moving in with her and her family. Lewis called Moore “mother,” but many
have suggested the relationship went well beyond a familial bond. A long-time friend of Lewis’ wrote of the
pair, “After conversations with Mrs. Moore’s daughter, Maureen, and a consideration of
the way their bedrooms were arranged… I am quite certain they were lovers.” 9. Joseph Smith Jr. had up to 40 wives, some
in their teens Joseph Smith Jr., the founder and prophet
of Mormonism, believed that polygamy was divinely commanded. Despite the on-and-off disapproval of his
first wife, Emma, Joseph Smith married a number of additional wives—the Mormon church estimates
30-40 women were “sealed” to Joseph Smith. Some of these marriages were unconsummated,
representing an eternal union of souls, while some included all the earthly pleasures of
marriage. Some were to single women, while others were
to women who already had husbands. Smith’s youngest bride, Helen Mar Kimball,
was only 14 at the time of her marriage to him. While she initially found the idea of plural
marriage “improper and unnatural,” Kimball was talked into the marriage by her father,
and by Smith. In Kimball’s retelling, Smith persuaded
her to agree with the promise of heaven, recalling, “[Smith] said to me, ‘If you will take
this step, it will ensure your salvation & exhaltation & that of your father’s household & all
of your kindred.’ This promise was so great that I willingly
gave myself to purchase so glorious a reward.” It is unclear whether Kimball and Smith’s
marriage was merely “celestial” or was consummated. What is clear is that Kimball was one of four
teenage brides Smith married in a single month—May 1843. 8. Hans Christian Andersen wasn’t into sex,
but he liked to visit brothels and kept a log of his masturbation sessions Hans Christian Andersen may be best known
for his beloved children’s literature, including such tales as The Little Mermaid and The Emperor’s
New Clothes. However, in person, the Danish author was
not the jovial, grandfatherly figure many might imagine. Rather, he was awkward and neurotic. Some of his quirks included dramatic behavior
when confronting rejection (he threw himself facedown on Charles Dickens’ lawn and bawled
after reading a negative review) and some phobias around death (when sleeping, he would
put up a note to indicate that he was sleeping and not dead). Some of Andersen’s oddest behavior had to
do with sex. He visited brothels on numerous occasions,
but professed that he never had sex with the women there, just looked and talked to them. While visiting Paris, he noted in his journal
that the 18-year-old prostitute he engaged, “undressed completely and seemed surprised
that I only looked at her.” Andersen’s journals also contain detailed
records of his masturbatory sessions, indicating what inspired them. Particularly good sessions were marked “++”
and he even included such information as “penis sore.” Andersen’s sessions were inspired by both
men and women, and his letters show infatuations with individuals of both sexes, though there
is no evidence that he ever consummated any of his love affairs. 7. Henry VIII needed a lot of women to keep him
happy, and the Pope wasn’t going to stand in his way Henry VIII is perhaps best known for his string
of wives—6 in total—and the way the unions ended. Two marriages ended in annulments, two ended
when Henry had his wives beheaded, one ended when the wife died of natural causes, and
the last ended when Henry himself died. However, even 6 wives weren’t enough to
keep the king satisfied. He also had a string of mistresses, two of
whom bore him children. One of the mistresses, Mary Boleyn, was the
sister of Anne Boleyn, who would become Henry’s wife before being executed for adultery. In order to land Anne Boleyn, Henry first
had to figure out a way to be rid of his first wife, Catherine of Aragon (Catherine was also
keeping it in the family, having previously been married to Henry’s brother, though
the marriage was never consummated). Not only was Henry desperate to bed Anne Boleyn,
he was also seeking a healthy male heir, which Catherine, who was pushing 40, had been unable
to produce. When the Pope declined to annul the marriage,
Henry declared himself the head of the Church of England and forever separated it from Papal
authority. Henry VIII grew disenchanted with Anne Boleyn
and had her and several men of his court sentenced to death for adultery (in the case of the
men, the charge was treason). In the run-up to Boleyn’s execution, Henry
embarked on the party circuit, determined to find a new bride and expressing his mood
as one of a man who ditches “a thin old vicious hack in the hope of getting soon a
fine horse to ride.” The new horse was Jane Seymour, and he married
her less than two weeks after Anne Boleyn’s death. Despite being prone to obesity himself, Henry
was picky about the appearance of his women. When Anne of Cleves (his 4th wife) proved
to be less attractive than her portrait had suggested, Henry couldn’t perform in the
marital bed, calling her body “disordered” and saying “he could never in her company
be provoked and steered to know her carnally.” The marriage was eventually annulled. By the time he had beheaded wife #5 for behaving
like a “common harlot,” Henry’s sex drive seemed to be on the wane. Young women were reluctant to marry a king
who kept beheading his wives and Henry was nursing a painful jousting injury, so he finally
settled down with a two-time widow who he viewed as “a nursemaid rather than a bedmate.” 6. Charlie Chaplin was into underage girls Charlie Chaplin has been called “the first
global celebrity,” rising to fame through his comic portrayal of “The Little Tramp,”
an Everyman character he embodied in more than 80 films. Known for the outsized pants and shoes and
signature moustache of the character he portrayed, Chaplin was famous all over the world. He was also known in a lot of women’s bedrooms,
once claiming to have slept with over 2,000 women. At least some of the many women Chaplin bedded
were underage. Three of his four wives were teenagers when
he married them; the other was in her 20s, though she had claimed to be younger when
she met Chaplin. Charlie’s first wife, Mildred Harris, was
a child star who was 15 when Chaplin met her, and 16 when he married her, believing that
she was pregnant. They divorced acrimoniously 2 years later. Chaplin’s second wife, Lita Grey, was also
underage, just 15 when she became pregnant with his child, and 16 at the time of their
marriage. The marriage, which took place in Mexico,
came about when Grey refused his offers of money and demands that she get an abortion,
and after her shotgun-wielding uncle reminded Chaplin that Grey’s age would support charges
of statutory rape. Grey, who has said of Chaplin, “He enjoyed
being the first person in a girl’s life,” claimed that on their honeymoon, Chaplin told
her that marrying her was better than going to prison. Unsurprisingly, though it produced two children,
the marriage did not last, ending in a nasty and public divorce, in which Grey accused
Chaplin of infidelity and “degenerate sexual desires, too revolting… to set forth in
this complaint.” Grey, who called Chaplin “a destroyer of
girls,” garnered a settlement of over $800,000, the largest in US history at the time. Charlie’s fourth marriage, when he was 54,
was also to a teenager—Oona O’Neil, who was 18 at the time. While the marriage took place over the objections
of O’Neil’s father, it was Chaplin’s final marriage, enduring until his death in
1977. 5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau wanted to be punished
like a little boy Rousseau is credited with seminal contributions
to the development modern political thought; his philosophy influenced the Enlightenment
and the French Revolution. However, in addition to exploring the importance
of civil society and reason in human development, Rousseau’s writings touch on another theme—his
enthusiasm for spanking and being dominated. This fetish dates to being spanked by his
guardian when he was 11, an experience where, “a degree of sensuality had mingled with
the smart and shame, which left more of a desire than a fear of repetition.” Rousseau was also into submission, writing,
“To fall at the feet of an imperious mistress, obey her mandates, or implore pardon were
for me the most exquisite of enjoyments.” Taking this fetish to the extreme, he called
an older woman with whom he had a long-term affair “Maman” (“Mother”), and she
called him “petit” (“little one”). Rousseau was also an exhibitionist, exposing
his bare butt to strangers, behavior that was greeted with laughter and screams. 4. King Edward VII earned the nicknames “Edward
the Caresser” and “Dirty Bertie” Edward VII was 59 when he finally became the
King of England. He used the long wait to engage in all kinds
of debauchery. Edward’s long string of scandals began with
an affair with a prostitute when he was 19. Edward’s parents, Queen Victoria and Prince
Albert, were horrified, and Albert chewed Edward out during a long walk in the rain. Shortly after this altercation, Albert came
down with typhoid and died. Victoria, who never really liked her son,
blamed Edward’s inability to keep it in his pants for his father’s death. Albert’s death and Edward’s marriage did
nothing to curb the future king’s sexual drive. He often attended country house parties where
“corridor creeping” was a central activity. Edward also kept an apartment in Paris, and
worked his way through the city’s brothels. He was also an avid patron of the city’s
bars and restaurants and his expanding girth (another of his nicknames was “Tum-Tum”)
began to constrain his sexual escapades. Rather than give up either appetite, Edward
commissioned a special sex chair that supported his weight and allowed him to receive the
“royal treatment” from two women at once. When he was finally named king, Edward designated
a pew at Westminster for his “special ladies.” Even on his deathbed, one woman wasn’t enough
to please Edward. In addition to his wife, his mistress was
present, and Edward even requested the two women kiss before his long-suffering wife
ordered the mistress removed. 3. Caligula was into absolute power… and maybe
his sisters Caligula ruled as Roman emperor for only four
years, from AD 37 to AD 41, but managed to spark an astounding array of rumors during
that short time, before he was assassinated by members of the Praetorian guard. Reports of his initial rule, which included
elaborate public spectacles, including gladiatorial games, were largely positive. However, after recovering from an illness
(or perhaps a failed poisoning), Caligula’s behavior changed dramatically. He took on wasteful and pointless construction
projects, eliminated his political enemies, and sought to be worshiped as a god. Contemporaneous Roman historians, including
Seneca the younger, suggest he was a man prone to many vices, with a vicious temper and a
penchant for cruelty. Seneca describes how Caligula bedded another
man’s wife and then publicly, “at the top of his voice, reproached this man with
the way his wife behaved in bed.” However, the most extreme charges about Caligula’s
behavior were leveled by two Roman historians who were born after Caligula’s death, Cassius
Dio and Suetonius. The passage of time suggests these salacious
accounts may not be entirely accurate, but they do show the depths of perversion with
which Caligula is associated. Cassius Dio accuses Caligula of incest with
his sisters, saying that, “after ravishing them all, he confined two of them to an island,
the third having already died.” Suetonius accuses him of “unnatural relations”
with several men, including “certain hostages.” He also accuses Caligula of “habitual incest
with all his sisters,” forcing them to engage in threesomes with himself and his wife at
banquets. Suetonius further notes that the incestuous
behavior with one sister began when Caligula was a minor, and continued through her marriage
until her death. According to Suetonius, “The rest of his
sisters he did not love with so great affection, nor honor so highly, but often prostituted
to his favorites.” 2. Grover Cleveland married a woman he had practically
raised and fathered an illegitimate child (allegedly through rape) When you think of US Presidential sex scandals,
Grover Cleveland may not be the first name that comes to mind. Nonetheless, his questionable relationships
with women suggest he may have been the country’s most perverted president. Cleveland’s sex scandal, which emerged in
1884, but took place 10 years prior, involved accusations that he had fathered an illegitimate
child with Maria Halpin. And it gets worse. According to the affidavit she signed, Halpin
had been hounded by Cleveland (who was single at the time) until she agreed to go to dinner
with him. Afterward, Halpin claimed, the future President
walked her home and violently raped her, threatening to ruin her if she told anyone. Unfortunately, Halpin’s ordeal was far from
over. Weeks later, she learned she was pregnant
and sought Cleveland’s help. Instead of assisting Halpin, Cleveland arranged
for the baby, a son, to be taken from her and adopted after it was born and for Halpin
to be committed to a mental asylum. When the news of Cleveland’s involvement
in the incident emerged in the press, he launched a smear campaign, admitting the two had been
involved (consensually, in his account), and suggesting that he hadn’t been involved
in the life of his son because of “doubts about his fatherhood.” While the news that Cleveland had fathered
a child out of wedlock, and was likely a rapist, briefly threatened to derail his Presidential
ambitions, Cleveland was still elected to the White House in 1884. Soon his love life would be in the papers
again, this time with his marriage to Francis Folsom, who at 21 was 28 years younger than
Cleveland and would become the nation’s youngest First Lady. While the age difference is a big one, the
truly sketchy aspect of their relationship was that Cleveland, initially known to Francis
as “Uncle Cleve,” had known his bride since she was born, even serving as a quasi-guardian
after her father, Cleveland’s close friend, died when she was 11. Cleveland reportedly mentioned that he was
going to marry her when she was 8 and sitting on his lap, and when asked by friends why
he was still a bachelor, responded, “I’m waiting for my bride to grow up.” They probably thought he was speaking in jest
(albeit somewhat creepily), but pervy Uncle Cleve followed through, making the woman for
whom he had once purchased a pram his wife. 1. The Marquis de Sade Unlike the other men on the list, who are
famous primarily for other reasons and just happen to also be perverts, the Marquis de
Sade is known primarily because he was a pervert; or more accurately, a sexual predator. “Sadism,” the word for the tendency to
derive pleasure from the pain of others, comes from his name. He literally wrote the book (or rather, books)
on it, penning dark pornography themed around torture and depravity that was considered
so dangerous that France criminalized publication of several of his works until the 1950s. Unfortunately, Sade’s twisted fantasies
were not contained merely in his books. He spent much of his life in prison or mental
hospitals for his various sexual crimes. His first serious conviction was for tying
up a chambermaid, cutting her, and dripping hot wax in her wounds. The next was for, on a trip with his manservant,
poisoning several prostitutes (2 of whom nearly died) with chocolates laced with aphrodisiacs
to make them more amenable to his deviant sexual desires. After escaping from prison, Sade brought his
wife into the act. The pair recruited some young (15-years-old,
or so) servants and those “Five young females and one male were trapped in the chateau for
six weeks of depredations, orchestrated in theatrical fashion by Sade under the indulgent
eyes of his wife.” This was the last straw for Sade’s mother-in-law,
who had a royal warrant issued for his indefinite incarceration.

100 thoughts on “10 More Historically Important Perverts

  1. LoL, I'd never imagine H.Ch.Andersen as a really nice person anyway, even in childhood I didn't really like his tales, they feel cold, depressing and sort of detached. BTW, there is somewhat similar feeling of coldness in the only tale I know written by Oscar Wilde.

  2. I was thinking of the current US Vice President, Mike Pence, when you were describing number 10 and “mother” 😂😂😂

  3. Charlie Chaplin helped invent the "casting couch" system of "golden-age" Hollywood. So feast on that "me too", generation.

  4. Just imagine if any of these scandals had taken place in our era of social media and instantaneous data transfer..

  5. Why did one ever tell Henry 8th that the sex of a baby comes from the man he should of beheaded himself. Despicable man all these men were despicable no wonder jimmy Saville got a way with it sincere beginnings of this world men have been sick in the head

  6. If the Metoo movement is anything to go by we are overwhelmed by narcissistic fantacists. High celebrity perverts have turned out few on the ground relative to complaints. 200 percent increase in proven false allegations since Metoo. Didn't help that Argento herself had a penchant for teenage boys. How unfortunate.

  7. I love your videos, I've been binging them for the last three days. This title, though…Almost makes it sound like they're Historically Important for BEING perverts hahahaa 😀 I was expecting Marquis du Sade and CS Lewis…

  8. "Not only was Henry desperate to bed Anne Boleyn, he was also seeking a healthy male heir, which Catherine, who was pushing forty, had been unable to produce." Quite the sexist statement, Simon! Women … pushing forty, or not … do not "produce" or "fail to produce" male heirs all on their own. A more correct statement might have been that Henry and Catherine, BOTH in middle age, had been unable to produce a male heir. Given that Henry was running around sharing his seed with everyone BUT Catherine, it hardly seems fair that the blame for failure to "produce" falls on her!

  9. No proof at all of Lewis having affair. Lewis was often slammed because Catholics were hated by Brit Protestants.

  10. Chaplin wasn't the first 'global celebrity'… that title should really belong to Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), who was also known as the 'funniest man in the world'.

  11. The way the portraits are presented is totally stupid! First, you get to look as these people's buttons forever, and then you get a split second to look at their face.

  12. Ok so women aren't perverts and men are perverts because they like many lovers and young youthful mates. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  13. There's no evidence proving that Mary Boleyn bore Henry children. He denies fathering her children. He would never do that.

  14. Did Henry 8th also bed house maids? My Gran always said he & a maid were our ancestors though my dad said that was rubbish. I know we'll never know for sure but it would be interesting to know if it was a possibility.

  15. Personally, I find it more creepy when people go to brothels and not have sex, than the people who do have sex.

  16. Our countries and political structures are built by sick pedophiles, freaks & mentally disturbed people. It's amazing how sick our history is.

  17. Okay. Charlie Chaplin had 8 kids with his wife Oona. They did fulfill the Covenant of Marriage, and he was somewhere closer to sexual disfunction of the mid fifties. Can we at least give him points for securing a marriage covenant with a woman that could have ran off with "closer to her age" JD Salinger. Can we acknowledge at least that the young wife( wives) consented? Oona squeezed out 8 kids. its not like they met at a strip club, did it in the woods or set up their own seedy Internet chatroom…and in those chatrooms, nobodies fantasies end up with wow….lets have 8 kids. After 8 kids, maybe do you think he wanted more than a frivolous sex party? Maybe he just wanted a big family with someone of child bearing age, of which she was at or above 18, and young enough to chase kids for at least 16 years, and reserve a womb with a view for 72 months out of there lives. There was no nudity in his films, nor were there sex scenes, so put that on your cell phone, or type it on your manual computer with one hand…bunch of creepazoids. No need for DNA tests, cuz those kids are theirs and they know it.

  18. Saying something is mentioned in the Bible….so are the 10 commandments not to do them…murder adultery et al so I’m not sure why anyone says that

  19. Has he got the balls to put Mohammed at #1? Aaaand … nope. And what about Jerry Lee Lewis marrying his 13 year old cousin … or Elvis? Or how about the Satanic pedophilic British Royal Family who had Jimmy Savile procure children? Not a word?

  20. Yes well addiction/obsession with perverse fantasies is different than having a healthy attitude towards sex

  21. If you or someone you know is or has been sexually abused report it to authorities regardless who the molester/rapist is!!

  22. It seems to be a requirement to be sleazy to be an American President 😒 Loving your you tube channels. Just discovered them yesterday. Luckily I’ve had a couple of days off work. Must have watched about 15 of your videos. Including bio. Very interesting!!!! What about UK leaders ?? Are they as deprived as US leaders ??

  23. buy a pram WITH your wife, perfectly normal. Ever buy a pram FOR your wife, you gone f'd up somewhere along the line

  24. In my home town the police doctor delivered his own wife.
    Yup. I met her once and her eyes were dead.
    He also supplied amphetamines to local sex workers in return for sexual favours.
    He admitted to underage sex with a woman who disappeared and has never been found.
    He's still alive.

  25. You can't convince me in the least that Charlie was a pervert. All the child stars were married early and young back then
    Look at Liz Taylor, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and many more, most of them fell into directors hand who are not so famous today.
    Just because Charlie is more famous doesn't mean he's the only one who did it, if he had to be on the list then I think many more stand before him, sorry, your point is invalid. You have no proof but just words of tabloids to say that he was even mean to the girls.

  26. I remember a Sherlock Holmes book that said mormons sustained their polygamy via kidnapping and murder. Makes sense as 40 wives means 39 single or dead men.

  27. Cleveland might have been a pervert but Trump admitted to sexual assault and faces accusations of such from women into the double digit numbers. As well as admitting to walking in on naked underage women. And has made creepy comments of incestuous thoughts about his daughter. He makes Cleveland look like a saint.

  28. Lewis Carroll had uncomfortably close relationships with a few families filled with underage girls. One, named Alice, was considered the influence for his best known character. He was also a prolific photographer and at the time had a few thousand photos, which was considerable compared to other photographers. While many were destroyed after his death there are a few that include young girls in revealing outfits so there is speculation the destroyed photos were even more revealing and offer a view into his darker side.

  29. Am I weird for thinking the C.S. Lewis example really wasn't all that bad? IDK, I feel like had the genders been swapped it wouldn't have been looked at twice. Also, dominance and submission are completely vanilla and boring compared to sadism/masochism so I'm not at all surprised about the Marquis de Sade, though part of it was that he was legitimately insane.

  30. Didn't know that about Lewis, but I would guess and hope that this was before his conversion to Christianity.

  31. Lewis’ relationship with Moore was 14 years before his full conversion to Christianity. To state what you did is completely out of context.

  32. Ermmm, Henry's 4th wife, Anne of Cleves wasn't grotesque from what I've learned. I watched something about her being super beautiful, Henry saw her portrait and arranged sort of a blind date thing, which turned into a blind marriage, and when she figured out who she's being married to, she was like Nope, nope, nope. Which story is true? I'm a bit too lazy to research it atm.

  33. In return for telling the Alice in Wonderland stories, Rev Charles Dodgson (pen name Lewis Carroll) took naked photos of the Liddell sisters, which he claimed were artistic.

    As to kings, Robert III, King of Scots fathered 9 children by his first wife, 4 by his second wife, and still somehow managed to father 10 illegitimate children by various mistresses.

  34. exceptional as usual, thanks. an old History teacher told us that chanting: "ma ma wheres my pa? he went to the White House ha ha ha" was a popular chant.

  35. So being into spanking makes one a pervert? There's a night and day difference between having a fetish or paraphilia for something ("kink") and being a pervert. I have been in the BDSM scene for years and feel people who don't know the difference between a kink and a perversion do us a disservice. As long as all parties involved are of legal age and giving consent, there's nothing wrong with having a bit of spanking fun. In C.S. Lewis's day, there were many men (mostly upper and middle class) who were into being caned or spanked. It was considered fairly commonplace. Also, his rumored affair with Mrs. Moore couldn't be considered perverted. Both were of legal age when the alleged events took place. Just because people would have knit their eyebrows over it doesn't make it perverted.

  36. I am not sure Henry VII qualifies as a pervert. His marriage history was not perversion, his main job in life was to produce a male heir and he was failing in this. Mistresses were not and are not unusual with men of power.

  37. Chuck Berry I thought was another historical pervert. He had cameras in his restaurant toilets to see women doing their thing. nasty

  38. Love your delivery.
    You always sound interested and enthusiastic.
    Sooo much more interesting than the"zombie automated commentary"
    Thank you 😊

  39. You know something mister I think you're kind of taking I think you're a liar maybe in a propagandist maybe you even work for some of those agencies to spread lies what's shut up

  40. Mary Kay Letourneau, but since it's a woman raping a 12 year old boy it was shown as a romance story, clearly because women can't be perverts.

  41. Eric Gill. Drew some of the best and most used type fonts of the world. Sexually abused his sister, his children, and his dog.

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