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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, FRS, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an Anglo-Scottish poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement.
Born: January 22, 1788, Dover, United Kingdom
Died: April 19, 1824, Missolonghi, Greece
Education: Harrow School
Aberdeen Grammar School
University of Cambridge
Lived: Newstead Abbey, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG15 8GE, UK
Buried: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, SW1P 3PA (memorial)
St Mary Magdalene, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, NG15 7AS - By the Market Place in the centre of the town
Poems: Don Juan, She Walks in Beauty, more
Movies: Gothic, Don Juan DeMarco, Don Juan

Newstead Abbey (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG15 8GE, UK) was formerly an Augustinian priory. Converted to a domestic home following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it is now best known as the ancestral home of George Gordon, Lord Byron. The priory of St. Mary of Newstead, a house of Augustinian Canons, was founded by King Henry II of England about the year 1170, as one of many penances he paid following the murder of Thomas Becket. Contrary to its current name, Newstead was never an abbey: it was a priory. Sir John Byron of Colwick in Nottinghamshire was granted Newstead Abbey by Henry VIII of England on 26 May 1540 and started its conversion into a country house. By the time Lord Byron inherited the property, it was practically a ruin. He and his mother soon moved to Nottingham and neither lived permanently at Newstead for any extended period. Byron had a beloved Newfoundland dog named Boatswain, who died of rabies in 1808. Boatswain was buried at Newstead Abbey and has a monument larger than his master's at St Mary Magdalene (Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, NG15 7AS), by the Market Place in the centre of the town. Byron finally sold the property in 1818. The Abbey is now publicly owned, by Nottingham City Council, and houses a museum containing Byron memorabilia.

Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312
ISBN-10: 1532906315
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