I say 'sort of,' because I did not include the young men he was rumoured to have had relationships with and that is because this is list of women of the regency. Also missing from this list is Lady Caroline Lamb and that is only because I already wrote about her in a previous blog.
Augusta Byron Leigh, the half-sister and believed mistress of Lord Gordon Byron. A pretty amiable woman whose is said to be the real reason for his exile. Also Augusta's third daughter Elizabeth Medora Leigh was widely speculated to have been fathered by Byron. A matter that was not help when one considers that her middle name was in honour of one his poem. Oh and Byron’s wife and only legitimate daughter accepted Medora as his.
Claire Clairmont, Lord Byron's mistress and the mother of his daughter Clara Allegra Byron. At only eighteen, so determined was she to have Byron that she followed him to Switzerland. She was also rumoured to have lived in a ‘ménage à trois’ with her stepsister Mary Shelley and Mary’s husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, a believer in free love, or rather, open marriages.
Jane Elizabeth Scott, Countess of Oxford. The very soul of discretion this one or so she appears when compared to the others on this list. She had a brief affaire with Lord Bryon and the two parted company without incident or much public fanfare. Oh, but there is that business of her children being fathered by such a varied bunch they where referred to as the Harleian Miscellany.
Have a lovely week,