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On this day in 1904: the ‘wickedest man in Britain’ completes his manuscript for a new religion

Edward Alexander Crowley was born on 12 October 1875 to a well-off family of Plymouth Brethren in Leamington Spa. He was a wilful child, and his mother nicknamed him Therion, the Great Beast 666, from the Book of Revelation. After school, Crowley went to Trinity College, Cambridge, to read natural…
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