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  • Anne Mott
    From: Byron@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Byron@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Nancy Mayer Sent: 26 January 2013 16:10 To: Byron@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [Byron]
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      From: Byron@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Byron@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      Nancy Mayer
      Sent: 26 January 2013 16:10
      To: Byron@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Byron] Byron's times





      The only book I know of about Byron and the time in which he lived is
      _/Don Juan and Regency England/_. Even this book only discusses the
      England of /_Don Juan_/.
      I have not found much written about Byron in the milieu of his time.

      There is "the Politics of Paradise: a vindications of Byron" by Michael Foot
      published by Harper and Row in the US in 1988


      why Byron
      was so harsh on Castlereagh?

      He was instrumental in putting down the rebellion in Ireland in 1798 and the
      leader of the "war faction" - ie "hawks" against Napoleon.


      obviously, just wonder why there is so much less about him
      in the context of his time.

      All the works by Doris Langley Moore discuss Byron's relations to the times
      by examining his financial records and discussing his relationships with
      politics


      Have you seen a discussion of how and why Byron became a peer, or
      what happened when he asked for his writ of summons to the House of
      Lords?

      There is a great book, that is here somewhere but I can't find it called
      "Byron and Newstead" by Beckett and Ailey that details the house from its
      earliest times up to all of Byron's difficulties. The URL for Amazon's page
      is attached, but they spelled Byron "Bryron" so the book is hard to find.
      It is really interesting.



      why did he write some lines about Lord Carlisle that distressed
      his sister?

      He was writing a satire on everyone famous or prominent at the age of
      nineteen. A young man doesn't consider much. Augusta lived with her
      mother's family. Carlisle was her guardian as well as Byron's. He didn't
      really know Augusta until 1813 other than having refused to lend him money.


      Why was Augusta the Hon. Augusta Byron Leigh?

      Her mother was the Baroness Conyers in her own right and was divorced from
      the Marquis of Carmarthen who became Duke of Leeds. After her mother's
      death (as Mrs Jack Byron) Augusta was brought up at Leeds Castle with her
      half siblings the Osbornes. As the daughter of a baroness that descended in
      the female line she was "Honourable". I don't know what happened to the
      title


      Has there ever been a discussion of Augusta's other half siblings?

      They were friends of Byron - her half brother was with him in Greece. .A
      great site with searchable genealogy trees is also attached.

      What duties were involved in Augusta's position with Queen Charlotte?

      She was a "lady of the bedchamber" and lived at St James' Palace until she
      died.


      What happened after the queen died?

      Nothing.


      These last questions are more about Augusta than Byron but all have
      something to do with the society in which he lived.
      Nancy

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      http://www.regencyresearcher.com

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    • Nancy Mayer
      The half brother who went on to become duke of Leeds  was  also Lord Conyers Nancy ________________________________    Why was Augusta the Hon. Augusta
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        The half brother who went on to become duke of Leeds  was  also Lord Conyers
        Nancy



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        Why was Augusta the Hon. Augusta Byron Leigh?

        Her mother was the Baroness Conyers in her own right and was divorced from
        the Marquis of Carmarthen who became Duke of Leeds.  After her mother's
        death (as Mrs Jack Byron) Augusta was brought up at Leeds Castle with her
        half siblings the Osbornes. As the daughter of a baroness that descended in
        the female line she was "Honourable".  I don't know what happened to the
        title


        Has there ever been a discussion of Augusta's other half siblings?

        They were friends of Byron - her half brother was with him in Greece. .A
        great site with searchable genealogy trees is also attached.

        What duties were involved in Augusta's position with Queen Charlotte?

        She was a "lady of the bedchamber" and lived at St James' Palace until she
        died.


        What happened after the queen died?

        Nothing.


        These last questions are more about Augusta than Byron but all have
        something to do with the society in which he lived.
        Nancy

        --
        http://www.regencyresearcher.com

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