On this day in 1812 – our poet spoke out in ‘A Rage Against the Machine’ in support of the Luddite cause and claiming to be as penniless as those he supported, he voiced his opposition to the introduction of the death penalty.
The poet’s estranged spouse would spend the following years ensuring that the story of her marriage was shared by friend and foe alike.
Black treacle and Lord Byron?
Yes, February is the month for a profusion of chocolates, expensive red roses and some very dubious Valentine’s cards but oh, what a month of anticipation!
Having ‘metropolized’ to London for the day – one quiet and chilly afternoon I went for a stroll along Piccadilly to take a lingering look at the abode which was the scene of his short and difficult union with the unfortunate, former Annabella Milbanke…
On the first day of February 1814 -the publication of ‘The Corsair’ became a “thing perfectly unprecedented” according to His Lordship’s proud and increasingly successful publisher, John Murray.