DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#244 | The Scandalous Life of Lord Byron
#244 | The Scandalous Life of Lord Byron

#244 | The Scandalous Life of Lord Byron

Update: 2022-03-106
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He was the Romantic poet famously described as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know".

In this episode, we'll learn about his scandalous life, how he shocked the nation so badly he had to leave, and how England's first "rock star poet" became a national hero in Greece.


  • The early life of Lord Byron

  • His time at Harrow school

  • Going to Cambridge University, sleeping around, and keeping a bear as a pet

  • His first poetic scandal

  • Embarking on The Grand Tour and discovering Europe's more relaxed attitude

  • Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and returning to England a hero

  • Returning to England and becoming a hero overnight

  • His affairs and sexual exploits in England

  • His relationship with Augusta, his half-sister

  • Getting married and being a father to Ada (Lovelace)

  • Running away to Europe

  • A dark, moody summer writing Gothic horror with Percy and Mary Shelley

  • His exploits in Venice

  • Finding some order to life with Countess Teresa Guiccioli

  • Moving to Greece and becoming caught up with Greek independence

  • His early death aged 36

  • The legacy of Lord Byron

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/byron


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#244 | The Scandalous Life of Lord Byron

#244 | The Scandalous Life of Lord Byron

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