At Home With Lord Byron…

Imagine if you could step back in time to your favourite world? Where would that be? Without a doubt mine would be the world synonymous with the romance of Jane Austen, the elegance of Beau Brummell and the fascinating life of the poet Lord Byron! Byron once said that ‘Of all romances in miniature... [...]


A Sumptuous Meal of Minced Pies? I Congratulate You on Your Cook!

Seven years have elapsed since I saw a minced pie - and time and distance had not diminished my regret for those absent friends to "a merry Christmas and a happy new year" - both of which I augur for you and your family, although the congratulation of the former is somewhat of the latest.. [...]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Something WAS Stirring in Lord Byron’s Abode!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Clement Clarke Moore Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, Christmas Eve has finally arrived at 13 Piccadilly Terrace in the year 1815! Although Lord Byron remains a most-beloved ‘Man of Letters’; it is unfortunate that references to this festive time of [...]

Leaving Lady B to Dine in Peace!

There is something to me very softening in the presence of a woman, - some strange influence, even if one is not in love with them, - which I cannot at all account for, having no very opinion of the sex. But yet, - I always feel in better humour with myself and every thing [...]

Lady M Sketches the Character of Lord Byron’s House…

I enclose you a very rough Sketch of the rooms on ye ground floor in yr House merely to shew you how ye rooms are disposed, as you may then consider in what way it will be most convenient for you to live in them - I have mark'd them as they are at present... [...]

It’s 1815 and Lady M ‘Takes Charge’ at 13 Piccadilly Terrace…

I have just been at the House, to tell ye Servants that your Housemaid was on her way - & to prevent her being refused admission. I have also been at the House Brokers, & as Ld B will be in Town so Soon he thinks some sort of Agreement may then be drawn up, [...]

A Delightful Situation! Lady Byron’s Determined Confidante…

I determined to run ye risk of taking ye Dss's where ye furniture is all clean & ye Beds quite good & the Situation delightfull - she pays 800 pr Anm & the Taxes but she wishes to have a House to go into if she should return to England next Yr & therefore decided [...]