Category St Distaff’s Day

Lord Byron, Henry VIII, William Pitt the Younger & Prime minister gladstone all appear this week

It’s Thursday 4th January 1821 and Lord Byron is in Italy at Ravenna and records in his diary: ‘A sudden thought strikes me. Let me begin a Journal once more. The last I kept was in Switzerland, in record of a tour made in the Bernese Alps, which I made to send to my sister […]