Lord Byron by Professor John Beckett


A vast number of books and articles have been written about Byron, and there is a journal (Byron Journal) published by Liverpool University and devoted entirely to issues relating to his work. Three recent biographies are:

Malcolm Kelsall, Byron’s Politics (1987), assesses Byron’s political views.

John Beckett, ‘Byron's Nottingham', The Newstead Byron Society Review, (July 2000), 49-59

John Beckett, Byron and Newstead: the aristocrat and the abbey (2001)

John Beckett, ‘Byron and Rochdale’, Byron Journal, 33/1 (2005), 13-24

John Beckett, ‘Politician or Poet? The 6th Lord Byron in the House of Lords, 1809-13’, Parliamentary History (2013)

Andrew Nicholson, '"That Suit in Chancery": two new Byron Letters', Byron Journal, 26 (1998), pp. 50-56

Ann Barton, 'Byron Lives!', New York Review of Books, 10 June 1993.

Gwen Beaumont, 'Supporting the Under-Dog: Lord Byron's Influence in Nottinghamshire', Nottinghamshire Historian, 21 (1978), pp. 2-3.

Megan Boyes, My Amiable Mamma: a biography of Mrs Catherine Gordon Byron (1992)

Peter Brent, Lord Byron (1974)

T.A.J. Burnett, The Rise and Fall of a Regency Dandy: the Life and Times of Scrope Berdmore Davies (1981)

Rosalys Coope, 'Newstead Abbey in the Eighteenth Century: the Building Works of the Fourth and Fifth Lords Byron', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, LXXXIII (1979).

Rosalys Coope, 'Lord Byron's Bath at Newstead', Byron Journal, 13 (1985)

Rosalys Coope, 'Lord Byron's Newstead: the Abbey and its furnishings during the Poet's ownership, 1798-1817', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, XCI (1987).

Rosalys Coope, 'The Wildman Family and Colonel Thomas Wildman of Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, XCV (1991).

Rosalys Coope, 'Colonel Thomas Wildman and the transformation of Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, 1817-1859', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 101 (1997).

Stephen, Coote, Byron: the Making of a Myth (1988)

Elma Dangerfield, Byron & the Romantics in Switzerland, 1816 (1978)

Malcolm Elwin, Lord Byron's Wife (1962)

Anne Fleming, The Myth of the Bad Lord Byron (Cuckfield, 1998)

Michael Foot, The Politics of Paradise: a vindication of Byron (1988)

A.Z. Fraser, Livingstone and Newstead (1913)

Maurice Howard, The Early Tudor Country House (1987)

P.D. Hunter, ed., Byron: the Harrow Collection (Harrow, 1994)

Elizabeth Longford, Byron (1976)

Leslie A. Marchand, Byron:a Biography (3 vols., 1957)

Leslie A. Marchand, Byron: a portrait (1970)

Leslie Marchand, `Byron's Letters', Byron Journal, 1 (1973)

Andre Maurois, Byron (1930)

Doris Langley Moore, The Late Lord Byron (1961)

Doris Langley Moore, Accounts Rendered (1974)

Doris Langley Moore, Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1978)

H. Nicholson, Byron: the Last Journey (1924)

N. Page, ed., Byron: interviews and recollections (1985)

N. Page, ed., A Byron Chronology (1988)

M.B. Raizis, Byron and the Mediterranean World (Athens, 1995)

A.L. Rowse, The Byrons and the Trevanions (1978)

Keith Train, 'The Byron Family: from the Conqueror to the poet, most gifted of them all', Byron Journal, 2 (1974)

Geoffrey Trease, Byron: a poet most dangerous to know (1969)

C.J. Tyerman, 'Byron's Harrow', in P.D. Hunter, ed., Byron: the Harrow Collection (Harrow, 1994)

Violet Walker, The House of Byron: a history of the family from the Norman Conquest 1066-1988 (Nottingham, 1988)

Ralph, Baron Wentworth, Lady Noel Byron and the Leighs (1887)

Philip T. Wheeler, The Grounds of Newstead Abbey (1988)

C.J. Wright, 'The Miss Launders: a brief chapter in the History of Newstead Abbey', Byron Journal, 7 (1979).