Melbourne Author:Lord David Cecil How do you see England from 1800 to 1850? The beginning of the Victorian Age . . the dawn of the Empire . . . respectable, calm, everything in its proper place, including Lord Melbourne, the young Victoria's Prime Minister. But did you know that Melbourne's wife, Lady Caroline Lamb, disgraced herself in a passionate public affair with Byron an... more »d died nearly mad after Byron spurned her?
This extraordinary biography can be read as history, as a love story, or rather, several love stories, but it is in every respect "a life." It brilliantly presents both the inner and outer elements of a man who life embodied both an age and an epoch.« less