tue07apr6:30 pmEvent CancelledLecture: The Female Byron - Letitia Elizabeth LandonLecture by Lucasta Miller6:30 pm The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, FitzroviaBook now

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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.

Doors open 6.15pm, talk starts 6.30pm (inc. wine). All welcome

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(Tuesday) 6:30 pm


The Georgian Group

6 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia

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