I'm going to opt for dinner with Aleister Crawley.
Although he's a controversial choice, I think he'd probably be interesting to hang out with. I think its at least safe to assume that he'd have plenty to say - which would make for great conversation.
Dinner with Aleister Crawley
Aleister Crawley was an occultist, poet, magician, and mountaineer. He was also well-travelled, and known for his eccentric views on morality and society at large.
He was labelled a "libertine" by his contemporaries, and was also known to have used illegal substances such as opium recreationally.
Because of this, and his association with occultism - he was denounced by the British press of his time as the wickedest man in the world.
Whilst this might not sound like the qualities of an ideal dinner guest, I think his eccentricity would be entertaining at the very least - and I'd be interested in hearing what he thinks of how society has developed since his day.
Come dine with me - History special
If I was able to invite a few more icons of history and host a wild dinner party, these are a few people that would make the guest-list:
- Lord Byron (poet and and important figure for the Romantic movement)
- Marie Antoinette (18th century Queen of France)
- Mata Hari (Dutch exotic dancer who was executed for being a spy following the First World War)
- Anita Berber (German actress and dancer that lived furing the Weimar period)
- JFK (35th President of the United States)