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theguardian - 28 days ago

Revealed: Lord Byron’s £4,000 cheque that helped create modern Greece

The poet’s generosity 200 years ago helped to pave the way to independence, and he is still seen as a heroRacked by fever, prone to fits of delirium, consumed by his last great passion – the liberation of Greece – Lord Byron lay on his sickbed. It was 18 April 1824. The great Romantic poet would be dead the next day.“I have given her [Greece] my time, my means, my health,” he is recorded as saying in a moment of lucidity. “And now I give her my life! What could I do more?” Continue reading...


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