The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron

Presenter and actor Rupert Everett follows the footsteps of romantic poet Lord Byron, 200 years after he embarked on his infamous tour of Europe.

Everett chases Lord Byron’s history passionately and portrays a high level of enthusiasm in his 2009′ documentary The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron. Discovering who Lord Byron was by mimicking his exact journeys gives us an easy view of how the famous poet lived.

George Gordon Byron was born the 22 January 1788 and died in 19 April 1824. Dead at only 36, his life was over from a deadly fever contracted in Missolonghi.

He was a British nobleman, poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.

Lord Byron travelled extensively across Europe, especially in Italy, where he lived for seven years in the cities of Venice, Ravenna and Pisa.

Often described as the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, Byron was both celebrated and castigated in his life for his aristocratic excesses, which included huge debts, numerous love affairs with both men and women, as well as rumours of a scandalous liaison with his half-sister.

As Everett tours Europe in Lord Byron’s footsteps, he’ll find out just why one of his lovers, Lady Caroline Lamb, summed him up in the famous phrase “mad, bad, and dangerous to know”.

The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron
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  • Release date2009
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Michael Waldman
  • Production companyBlast! Films