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The way we were: arriving at university

Extracts from memoirs and diaries

By Ian Irvine   September 2018

Lord Byron by Henry Pierce Bone. When Byron

 

1805: Lord Byron arrived at Trinity College, Cambridge. He wrote to his half-sister Augusta:

“As might be supposed I like a College Life extremely, especially as I have escaped the Trammels or rather Fetters of my domestic Tyrant, Mrs Byron [his mother], who continued to plague me during my visit in July and September. I am now most pleasantly situated in Superexcellent Rooms, flanked on one side by my Tutor, and on the other by an old Fellow, both of whom are rather…

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