Speaker: Angela Chantry
Lord Byron was a British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe. In 1812, Byron embarked on an affair with the passionate, eccentric – and married – Lady Caroline Lamb. The scandal shocked the British public. He also had affairs with Lady Oxford, Lady Frances Webster and, it has been claimed, with his married half-sister, Augusta Leigh. He was the man for whom the phrase “mad, bad and dangerous to know” was coined!