George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron

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


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Education Florence Dixie
Lady Florence was at first educated at home in Scotland. After a first, unsuccessful attempt to place her in a convent she had, in France, an Irish Catholic governess whom she calls Miss O'Leary...
Education Elizabeth Ham
EH continued learning throughout her life. She borrowed books whenever an opportunity arose. She discovered Burns and took him to her heart, and later, with slightly less enthusiasm, Byron 's Childe Harold.
Ham, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Ham, by Herself, 1783-1820. Gillett, EricEditor , Faber and Faber, 1945.
Education Marie Corelli
Looking back on her early education, MC wrote I managed to develop into a curiously determined independent little personality, with ideas and opinions more suited to some clever young man. . . . I instinctively...
Education Fanny Kemble
Fanny's reading here was important to her. She later regarded her close knowledge of the Bible as the greatest benefit I derived from my school training,
Kemble, Fanny. Records of a Girlhood. Henry Holt, 1879.
though she condemned the writings of Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis
Education Celia Moss
Little is known of CM 's education. Scholar Michael Galchinsky (who later wrote of her for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) describes her family's household as secularizing . . . for their father...
Education Marion Moss
Little is known is about MM 's formal education. However, according to critic Michael Galchinsky , her father entertained the family by reading romantic poetry as the women sat and sewed, including Byron 's Childe...
Education George Eliot
Her devotion to John Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress remained unchanged during this period. She also read heavyweight works of theology, Hannah More 's letters, and a life of William Wilberforce . By late 1838, however...
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...
Education Harriet Beecher Stowe
HBS 's domestic training consisted of learning knitting, sewing, and Presbyterian and Episcopal church catechisms from an aunt and grandmother who were skilled at weaving and embroidery.
Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. Oxford University Press, 1994.
Her father did not allow novels in...
Education Annie Tinsley
She was also taught, perhaps between schools, by her father. By the age of eleven she had devoured the poetry of the British Classics from Chaucer to Beattie ,
Peet, Henry. Mrs. Charles Tinsley, Novelist and Poet. Butler and Tanner, 1930.
as well as Burns ,...


15 July 1819
Byron began to publish in instalments (opening with cantos one and two) his satiricalmock-epicpoemDon Juan; he left it unfinished at his death.
12 August-3 September 1821
The newly-crowned George IV visited Ireland (the first British monarch to do so since William III made war there), and was rapturously received in Dublin.
December 1821
Byron published his verse dramaCain: A Mystery; the title-page said 1822.
27 January 1822
The National Congress of Epidaurus declared Greek independence from Turkey; in practice, however, this was not fully achieved until 1829.
12 August 1822
The new Marquess of Londonderry, better known as Viscount Castlereagh , killed himself: he was seen as the political author of Wellington 's victories and of repressive policies at home.
October 1822
Byron published The Vision of Judgment (written around the previous summer) in The Liberal, a journal which he and Leigh Hunt briefly published at Pisa.
Thomas Moore published Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
23 April 1826
In the ongoing Greek War of Liberation, Missolonghi in Greece fell to the Ottomans after a year of siege.
The Royal Society of Arts established a scheme (believed to be the first in the world) for setting up commemorative plaques on buildings associated with famous people.
Quinn, Ben. “Plaque blues. Cuts hit heritage scheme”. Guardian Weekly, p. 16.
The Bazar Book of Decorum described how some women maintained modesty at the dinner table by secretly practising what is now termed binge eating, a component of bulimia nervosa.
6 October 1927
Warner Brothers released the first film with a spoken dialogue soundtrack, or talkie, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson .
December 1965
Actress Peggy Ashcroft toured Norway with a show of her own devising, Words on Women and Some Women's Words, originally written for performance at London University .
Anna Adams published her verseletterA Reply to Intercepted Mail (A Verse-Letter to W. H. Auden ) in the Peterloo Poets series.
13 April 1993
Tom Stoppard 's Arcadia, a play whose action is divided between the early nineteenth century and the present day, opened (after previews) at the National Theatre in London.
By 11 May 2002
John Murray , publishers of Austen and Byron among many others, and one of the few independent publishers remaining after rapid change in the industry, sold out to bookselling chain W. H. Smith .