Dr Christine Kenyon Jones is a writer and lecturer, and an expert on Lord Byron and the Romantic period. She has been published widely on Byron's image and his portraiture; on his politics and his pronunciation; on his disability and his dieting; on his relationship with his publisher John Murray, his religious background and his afterlife as a science-fiction character. Her book Kindred Brutes is a study of animals in the Romantic period, in which Byron figures largely. She has also written, lectured and broadcast widely about the Regency period and Jane Austen. She is a Research Fellow in the Department of English at King's College London. Geoffrey Bond is a polymath, having had careers as a solicitor, businessman and broadcaster. His special interests now are the creation and promotion of education initiatives for young people in the heritage, law and engineering sectors. He has written and lectured on heritage matters and chaired a variety of heritage organisations at regional and national level. A collector and antiquarian, living in an historic house, he is a Fellow and former member of the council of the Antiquaries Society of London. He has one of the best collections of Byron first editions and Byron memorabilia in the country.
Handsome, charismatic, aristocratic and allegedy 'mad, bad and dangerous to know, ' Lord Byron (1788-1824) is one of the most captivating and recognisable figures of the Romantic age. Reproduced here in colour and for the first time are all the key paintings, miniatures, sculptures, drawings and sketches produced by a wide range of portrait artists both during his lifetime and after his death. -- Artmag