“There is something to me very softening in the presence of a woman – some strange influence, even if one is not in love with them – which I cannot at all account for, having no very high opinion of the sex.

But yet; I always feel in better humour with myself and every thing else, if there is a woman within ken.”

George Gordon Lord Noel Byron (1788-1824)

“If his is not in a state to be put under care I will never return to his roof again. If ever I should be fool enough to be persuaded to return, I shall never leave his house alive.

Oh that I were in London if in the coal-hole.”

Anne Isabella Lady Noel Byron (1792-1850)

“Dst Annabella, I have just taken the Dss of Devonshire’s House from next Sunday the 12th for one year at 700£

As Ld B wants Space I hope it will suit him…”

Lady Melbourne née Elizabeth Mibanke (1751-1818)

“My Dear Lady Byron.. are you offended that I thus venture to torment you…

Would your husband like to have a Book – belonging to Napoleon with the Eagle on it.”

Lady Caroline Lamb née Ponsonby (1785-1828)

“I am glad to hear of the comfort & CONVENIENCE of your house…

Dearest Sis I do not require your account of the view from yr Windows as an inducement to pay you a visit.

You will perhaps be a better judge by & bye whether I shall not be a plague…”

Hon. Augusta Mary Leigh née Byron (1783-1851)

“Your barbarous and hard hearted Brother has I am too firmly persuaded broken the heart that was devoted to him – and I doubt not will have pleasure in the Deed.

She will not long exist…

No imputation can take place on my Daughter’s Conduct…”

Judith Noel Lady Milbanke née Wentworth (1751-1822)

“Byron confessed he had been often our of temper with Lady B.

Refused to live with her friends.

told her she was in his way – but then he had a liver complaint and from one to four executions in his house at a time.”

John Cam Hobhouse 1st Baron Broughton (1786-1869)