The Female Byron - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Female Byron - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 1st Jun 2021

 £5

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This talk will explore the fascinating life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, celebrated in her day as the ‘female Byron’ for her poetry.

The mysterious circumstances of her death, found with a bottle of Prussic acid in her hand at Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, in 1838, were as enigmatic as the particulars of her life; she was a woman with many secrets, not least three illegitimate children. Following her death she became the subject of a cover up which is only now unravelling and this talk will delve into the mystery of her life, work and death, set against the backdrop of the late Georgian period, that post-Byronic era which marked a ‘strange pause’ between the Romantics and the Victorians.

Lucasta Miller is a writer and literary journalist, who formerly worked as deputy literary editor of The Independent. She has contributed to The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and The Economist, as well as publishing and writing on the works of the Bronte sisters. Her biography of Letitia Elizabeth Landon was published in 2019.

The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.


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This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 1st Jun 2021

 £5

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2021-06-01 2021-06-01 Europe/London The Female Byron - Letitia Elizabeth Landon This talk will explore the fascinating life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, celebrated in her day as the ‘female Byron’ for her poetry. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/01/the-female-byron-letitia-elizabeth-landon-260406 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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