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Aerial view of Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire Lord Byron lived at Newstead Abbey at various times between 1808 and 1814, burying Boatswain here after the dog's death in 1808. The grave is at the centre of this photograph, carved with an epigraph and Byron’s poem paying tribute to ‘the poor Dog,

Byron and his dogs – in pictures

After Byron lost his beloved Newfoundland Boatswain, the poet called the dog his 'firmest friend'. Geoffrey Bond introduces some of the Romantic pioneer's favourite canine companions

The Villa Diodati, in which Percy Shelley, Byron, Mary Shelley and John Polidori had an extremely gothic night.

Lord Byron dared Percy and Mary Shelley, John Polidori and Claire Clairmont to write a ghost story during a rainy night in their abode at Lake Geneva, the Villa Diodati.

Wollaton Hall, aerial view showing Hall, stables and camellia house

Wollaton Hall, aerial view showing Hall, stables and camellia house

The 18th century restored Newstead Abbey, ancestral home of the Poet, Lord Byron. Nottinghamshire, England.

The century restored Newstead Abbey - Ancestral Home of the Poet, Lord Byron - Nottinghamshire, England

Venetian Cat Bauer - The Venice Blog: Palazzo Mocenigo - The Lives of Spaces (Lucia in the Age of Napoleon by Andrea di Robilant)

Palazzo Mocenigo - The Lives of Spaces (Lucia in the Age of Napoleon by Andrea di Robilant)

12th century Newstead Abbey Cloister, Nottinghamshire, England. Ancestral home of Lord Byron

Newstead Abbey Cloister, Nottingham, England, dates from the century. Family seat of the Byron family

The Villa Diodati is a manor in Cologny close to Lake Geneva. It is most famous for having been the summer residence of Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, John Polidori and others in 1816, where the basis for the classical horror stories Frankenstein and The Vampyre was laid.

Villa Diodati Geneva Switzerland The place lord Byron was staying when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein

Lord Byron’s Lyon by Nick Hugh McCann (1992)

Byron and his dogs – in pictures

Lord Byron’s Lyon by Nick Hugh McCann In Byron was presented with a young Newfoundland. Fifteen years after the death of his Newfoundland, Boatswain, Byron was delighted, promising ‘never to part with him for any consideration’.

Lord Byron's house in Athens

Lord Byron's house in Athens

Aerial view of Nottingham city centre, with the newly built Council House in the middle of the picture, circa 1928.

Aerial view of Nottingham city centre, with the newly built Council House in the middle of the picture, circa

Haslam at the Hunting Lodge, his country house, in Farnham, England.

Truly, Madly, Nicky

Teversal Manor in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, thought to be the inspiration for Wragby Hall in Lady Chatterley's Lover

Inside Lady Chatterley's home: Seventeenth century six-bedroom house that inspired DH Lawrence novel goes on the market for £1m

Teversal Manor in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, the inspiration for Wragby Hall in Lady Chatterley's Lover

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