The Fall of the House of Byron
Byron Society Talk, 14th November
6.30-8.00pm, at the Art Workers Guild, London
£5.00 for Members;
£6.00 for Students;
£7.00 for Non-Members.
Emily Brand gives the very first preview of her forthcoming book, based on her research into the colourful eighteenth-century ancestry of the 6th Lord Byron.
A dramatic and scandal-filled family saga unfolding over three generations, The Fall of the House of Byron reveals how the stage was set for the rise of the nation’s most revered (and on occasion reviled) Romantic poet.
Following the lives of three siblings – a flirtatious countess desperately seeking true love, a villainous lord maligned as a murderer, and a navy hero with the century’s most remarkable tale of survival (the poet’s grandfather) – it offers an exciting and sweeping history of eighteenth-century Britain, through the eyes of a once notorious family who are now shrouded in legend or almost entirely forgotten.
Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AT
Drinks at 6.30
There will be a dinner for those who wish to join, details will be confirmed closer to the time.
£5.00 for Members
£6.00 for Students
£7.00 for Non-Members
Imagery courtesy of Newstead Abbey, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries. Captain John Byron by Joshua Reynolds, c1748