In the hagiography which often passes for the writing of Byron’s life, Catherine Gordon Byron is somewhat of a ‘Marmite’ figure for you will either love OR hate her!
In 1824, the church of St Mary Magdalene in the town of Hucknall in Nottingham welcomed the safe arrival of Byron’s remains for burial after his death at the age of 36 on April 19 in the town of Missolonghi in Greece…
By autumn 1815 and as the bailiff beckoned along with the sale of his precious library – he got drunk AND frequently!
Despite Byron’s enduring fame, the circumstances of his birth were far from auspicious for he was born on in a rented apartment on the first floor above a shop in Holles Street in Cavendish Square London to a lone young mother…
What is YOUR excuse NOW?
When? When? WELL?
I am YOURS and YOU are MINE! Be happy about it!
Discipline YOURSELF? I’m sorry – NOT!
MY misdemeanours? Oh! MY foolish Head AND heart!