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“Mad, bad and dangerous to know…”Caroline Lamb’s fatal description would follow Byron to his grave.He might have been among the greatest of English poets. But the bad luck of the Byrons had plagued him from birth.The son of Mad Jack Byron whose wildMore“Mad, bad and dangerous to know…”Caroline Lamb’s fatal description would follow Byron to his grave.He might have been among the greatest of English poets. But the bad luck of the Byrons had plagued him from birth.The son of Mad Jack Byron whose wild escapades were the talk of the town, and Miss Gordon of Gight, a Scotch heiress whose wretched marriage with Mad Jack worked her up to fever of rage and grief, he had had many bitter moments of poverty and slight in his young life.With his beauty, intelligence and peerage, he had the chance repair his broken fortune by picking and choosing among the wealthiest women in England.But Byron was his own worst enemy…After the neglect and abuse he received at the hands of his mother, he vowed to make the female sex pay for their treatment of him.And with his laughing eyes, moody pallor, and aloof nature, he soon had women, from all social classes, falling at his feet.As his literary reputation grew, so did his reputation as a rake.But when doors start slamming in his face, he decides he needs to settle down.Enchanted by the modest and quietly intelligent Annabella Millbanke, he asks for her hand in marriage.But it isn’t long before his eyes start to wander once again…And before long, not only rumours of other lovers, but even of incest are plaguing their marriage…As Byron hurtles down a path of self-destruction, he is set to lose everything he ever cared about…‘Glorious Apollo’ is a thrilling classic tale of the life and loves of Lord Byron.E Barrington is a pseudonym of Elizabeth Louisa Moresby (1862 – 3 January 1931), a British-born novelist who became the first prolific, female fantasy writer in Canada. Her other historical novels include ‘Glorious Apollo: The Life of Lord Byron’, ‘Queen of Hearts: A Novel of Marie Antoinette’ and ‘The Laughing Queen: A Novel of Cleopatra’.