Sex, Drugs and Greek Rock and Roll

Sex, Drugs and Greek Rock and Roll

George Gordon Byron, referred to these days as simply Lord Byron, was one of the leading poets of the English Romantic period. Born on this day 232 years ago in 1788, he died aged 36. Byron was known for being subversive, racy and more than a bit eccentric – and just wait until you hear about his pet in college. Byron was born in London to parents Catherine Gordon and Captain John “Mad Jack” Byron. Mad Jack married heiress Catherine, allegedly for her money. He gambled most of her fortune and fathered George before then dying in 1791. Rumors circulated …

7 Hair-Raising Facts About Mary Shelley

7 Hair-Raising Facts About Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley, everyone’s favorite badass horror author, is having a birthday on August 30th! Here are seven of the most spook-tastic facts about the woman who wrote Frankenstein!     1. Mary Shelley lost her v-card in a graveyard   Image via City-Data   I, personally, can’t think of anything more goth. She is also said to have been 16-years-old at the time, which led to rumors about the young writer to start a-flying, something that her father found to be deeply shameful.   2. She also lost her V-Card to a married man   Image via Wikipedia   This …