George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron

Standard Name: Byron, George Gordon,,, sixth Baron
Used Form: Lord Byron


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Birth Lesley Storm
It is not known whether she had siblings. She was distantly related to the poet Lord Byron .
Ravenhall, Chris. “Lesley Storm’s Three Goose Quills and a Knife: A Burns Play Rediscovered”. Studies in Scottish Literature, pp. 46 -54.
Birth Augusta Ada Byron
AAB , the only legitimate child of the poet Byron and later a remarkable mathematician, was born at 13 Piccadilly Terrace, London.
Nicholls, C. S., editor. The Dictionary of National Biography: Missing Persons. Oxford University Press, 1993.
Characters Elizabeth Thomas
Thomas calls her Caroline Lamb character Lady Calantha Limb, appropriating the Christian name of Lamb's heroine in Glenarvon, along with several of her speeches. Elizabeth Thomas 's own heroine, the beautiful, rich, cherished, seventeen-year-old...
Characters Harriet Lee
The volume opens with The Poet's Address, which excuses its disconnection from the original frame: Should you be good-naturedly disposed, you will not inquire minutely where the travellers were picked up by whom the...
Characters Mary Shelley
This novel has an epigraph from John Ford 's The Lover's Melancholy, 1629, about the storms and turmoil of human life.
Shelley, Mary. Lodore. Vargo, LisaEditor , Broadview, 1997.
Epigraphs to individual chapters range widely, beginning with the medieval Catalan poet...
Cultural formation Lady Caroline Lamb
As an adult, she became increasingly promiscuous. Her conduct in her affair with Byron (who was at first dazzled by and obsessed with her, later implacably hostile in principle, though capable of softening when he...
Cultural formation Frances Trollope
FT 's tolerance of her local vicar was tested, however, when the poet Byron decided to have his five-year-old, illegitimate daughter Allegra —born to Claire Clairmont —buried at Harrow-on-the-Hill, near which he had spent time...
death Germaine de Staël
Byron , who was at work on the fourth canto of Childe Harold, attached a note to stanza 54 which said: CORINNA is no more. Staël, he wrote, had ceased to be a woman—she...
death Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL died at Melbourne House in London; she left to Sydney Morgan her portrait of Byron and some of his letters.
Her biographer Douglass dates her death as the 25th, while the Oxford Dictionary...
Education Elinor Glyn
Since she abhorred her governesses, Elinor took her education into her own hands, reading every book she could in the library: Pepys 's diary, Cervantes ' Don Quixote (an eighteenth-century French version), Scott , Agnes
Education Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Taught by governesses until she was thirteen, Margaret Haig Thomas learned to read at about five. She was taught German and French, and she also learned Welsh as a child but did not retain it...
Education Jean Rhys
At a very young age, JR imagined that God was a book. She was so slow to read that her parents were concerned, but then suddenly found herself able to read even the longer words...
Education Elizabeth Grant
EG refers to a number of texts that influenced her as a child. She learned to read by the age of three, taught by loving aunts, and remembered in particular Puss in Boots, Bluebeard...
Education Christina Rossetti
Christina and her siblings were educated by their mother , in reading, writing, the Bible and rudimentary French. The boys were sent to school when they were seven, while the girls continued at home. Their...
Education Lydia Maria Child
At fifteen she read Paradise Lost (with her brother's encouragement) and was delighted with its grandeur and sublimity, but was bold enough to criticise Milton for assert[ing] the superiority of his own sex in rather...


The Elgin Marbles, ancient Greek statues removed from the Parthenon in Athens by Lord Elgin , were exhibited for the first time in England.
The young Lord Byron privately printed his first book, Fugitive Pieces, which was immediately suppressed.
By September 1807
Byron published his second verse collection, Hours of Idleness, a year after the first was suppressed.
March 1809
Byron published an anonymous satirical attack on the magazine reviewers: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
10 March 1812 to September 1818
Byron published the first two cantos of his narrative-reflective poemChilde Harold's Pilgrimage.
10 October 1812
The fourth Theatre Royal, Drury Lane , was opened with a special address by Lord Byron .
By July 1813
Byron published The Giaour, an oriental tale in verse, written from late 1812 to early 1813, in a deliberately unfinished state.
29 November 1813
Byron published The Bride of Abydos; the Critical Review printed its notice the following month.
1 February 1814
Byron published his orientalnarrative poemThe Corsair, which was a huge and immediate success.
6 August 1814
Byron published Lara, the third of three narrative poems in little more than a year which served to establish the image of the Byronic hero.
10 April 1815
The largest volcanic eruption in modern times, that of Mount Tambora in what is now Indonesia, buried an entire civilization. It had twice the magnitude of the later Krakatoa eruption.
By July 1815
Byron published Hebrew Melodies.
Leigh Hunt published his narrative poemThe Story of Rimini.
June 1817
Byron published Manfred, A Dramatic Poem, written between summer 1816 and April 1817: his first attempt at dramatic form, and last incarnation of the Byronic hero.
By February 1818
Byron published Beppo, a light-hearted narrative poem in stanzas.