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Byron in GenevaThat Summer of 1816$
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David Ellis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316432

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317163

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Heading for Geneva

Heading for Geneva

(p.1) 1 Heading for Geneva
Byron in Geneva
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After travelling for sixteen hours, including crossing the English Channel, Lord Byron arrived in Ostend in the early morning of April 26, 1816. He was on his way to Switzerland, and more particularly to Geneva. Geneva became an official member of the Swiss confederation only recently, but benefited from the warm feeling which had existed in Britain towards Switzerland in the late eighteenth century. In heading for Geneva, Byron was leaving behind his relationship with his wife Annabella Milbanke. He had been contemplating a trip to the continent before his marriage, but the separation with Annabella came as a profound psychological shock that generated much publicity, providing a strong additional incentive for Byron to leave Britain.

Keywords:   Lord Byron, Ostend, Geneva, Switzerland, marriage, separation, Britain, Annabella Milbanke

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