Newspaper story from April 1822 reporting on Lord Byron (apparently) becoming involved in a scrape in Italy
As Lord Byron was born in London on 22 January 1788, we thought we’d post this very interesting story about the ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ Romantic poet, apparently becoming involved in a fight in Italy.
We do love these quirky types of stories in the Archive that highlight seemingly obscure (although it would not have been ‘obscure’ in 1822) incidents in the lives of famous people.
In our book, though, anyone who does mad Greek myth stuff like swimming the Hellespont has got to have something going for them!
Morning Chronicle – Monday 29 April 1822
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