Lord Byron – Seven Olympians 3
Venue: Online – £10/$12/€11.25 for this online talk
The links giving you access to the podcast of this lecture will be sent out from 4 May 2022 (note revised date).
Byron was irresistible to so many of those who met and read him, his bull-in-a-china-shop private life high on edgy gloom and emotional caprice wrapped round a hungry philosophy of existence and art tuned to one of the greatest poetic ears English literature has ever heard.
Top picture: Byron’s family home at Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire – from Morris’s Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen (1880). The lecture includes the story of a visit to the house one February morning.
Lower picture: coloured engraving of Byron (1873) by unknown artist