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“She often restored the dead to life.” 

Long before words like “sadism” and “masochism” became common parlance, London dominatrix Theresa Berkley was busy at work in her house in 28 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, where for decades she flogged Victorian society’s wealthiest and most well-connected people, credited as “the queen of the secret sexual propensity the English most cherish.” Upon her death, her missionary brother was so shocked to discover the source of her wealth that he renounced the money and fled the country.