C.S. Lewis

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Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 –), uncommonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, while known to many of the Christians of the Union of Britain as the "the wickedest man in the world" a handle that was given to him by H.G. Wells. He is a politician and writer.



C.S. Lewis was born on November 29, 1898, to an ordinary professional-class household of Belfast in the north of Ireland. His father, Albert, was a successful police prosecutor. His mother, born Flora Hamilton, died while he and his only sibling, an older brother named Warren, were still young. (Warren Lewis, a career army officer, died in the Revolution some speculate that it was Clive who betrayed him during the chaos) According to C.S. Lewis's own memoirs (The Pilgrims Regress), he endured a singularly unhappy childhood in the British public (i.e., private) schools of the period. He was the object of repeated beatings by other boys. The young Lewis took refuge in bizarre fantasies involving animals, and also began a fascination with the occult that would greatly affect his later career.

In September 1913, Lewis enrolled at Malvern College, where he would remain until the following June. It was during this time that 15-year-old Lewis abandoned his childhood Christian faith and became an atheist, becoming interested in mythology and the occult. Later he would describe "Wyvern" (as he styled the school in his autobiography) as so singularly focused on increasing one's social status that he came to see the homosexual relationships between older and younger pupils as "the one oasis in the burning desert of competitive ambition." After leaving Malvern he moved to study privately with William T. Kirkpatrick, his father's old tutor and former headmaster of Lurgan College.


Having won a scholarship to University College, Oxford in 1916, Lewis volunteered the following year in the British Army as the Weltkrieg raged on, and was commissioned an officer in the Third Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Lewis arrived at the front line in the Somme Valley in France on his nineteenth birthday, and experienced trench warfare.

On 15 April 1918 Lewis was wounded during the Great Western Offensive, and suffered some depression during his convalescence, due in part to missing his Irish home. On his recovery in October, he was assigned to duty in Andover, England. He was discharged in December 1921, and soon returned to his studies as well as radical leftist politics.

Lewis wrote positively of his military service. He remarked of his time in the trenches that "this is what Homer wrote of," though he dismissed the war as a whole as merely an occasion "to meet the great goddess Nonsense."

After the Weltkrieg

Lewis's time at Oxford is the most shadowy of his life. Although his only major works during the early 1920s were two semi-pornographic verse novels published under a pseudonym, he is acknowledged to have developed a fetching style that could have won him a conventional academic career. However, rumors of sado-masochistic relations with students and faculty soon put a question mark by his hopes for university advancement. Additionally, his active involvement with Syndicalist political groups and ritual magic during this period seems to have occasioned a conspicuous decline in his mental equilibrium.

British Revolution

Prior to the 1925 British Revolution Lewis was activley pampheteering, calling for the workers to cast of their chains and destroy the Royal Parasites. When the revolution began Lewis took to the streets. It is believed that he was the one who convinced his elder brother Warren Lewis to open a back door into the armoury, reportley for Clive to escape the mob, however he brought a number of his compatriots who together overpowered Warren and then proceeded to take control of the South London Armoury. In the fighting in the close confines of the armoury he lost one eye to a Royalist using a broken beer bottle, which led to his trademark eyepatch, and nearly a year in St. Mungo's hospital. During his convalesence he wrote his autobiography The Pilgrim's Regress (Published 1929)

After the Revolution

After the revolution Lewis soon became aquainted with Oswald Mosley where he became instrumental in the Maximist faction. After his release from the hospital, Lewis used his contacts in the new government to meet Oswald Mosley, soon joining what came to be called Mosley's "Inner Ring.." Lewis was instrumental in organizing the publicity strategy for Mosley's Maximests. Indeed, Lewis regarded this period as the happiest of his life. As he put it, he wrote successful propaganda "with his tongue in his cheek and the printer's devil by the door, and no one able to call him a nonentity ever again." Lewis is also believed to have been the real author of Mosley's "Allegory of Love" (1935), a provocative book that applied Georges Sorel's ideas about the manipulation of political myth to a "revolution of elites" in a parliamentary democracy. He has carried out a public feud with H.G. Wells for years now.

On September 4th 1935 Mosley was able to secure a position for Lewis in the Home Department. Lewis sees his life's mission as one of rooting out Christianity from the British Isles (some critics allege that he wishes to replace it with neo-paganism)and bringing the light of socialism to Ireland which he still sees as his homeland.

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