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Thomas Love Peacock Was Born on This Date

Novelist Thomas Love Peacock was born on this date in 1785. He satirized his famous friends Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Nightmare Abbey. 

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Percy + Mary = Elopement & Scandal

On this date in 1814, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley eloped with Mary Godwin. Unfortunately, the poet was already married to Harriet Westbrook, who was pregnant with the couple’s son.

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Scaredy-Cat Shelley

On this date in 1816, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley becomes hysterical and shrieking, sprints out of the room after staying up all night telling ghost stories with his wife Mary and friend Lord Byron.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley “Sent Down” on This Date

On this date in 1811, British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from Oxford University for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.

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Monsters in Literature

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Percy Bysshe Shelley Died on This Date

Less than a month before his 30th birthday, Percy Bysshe Shelley drowns on this date in 1822. His body is burned in a funeral pyre. However, his heart would not burn, and his wife, Mary Godwin Shelley, kept it as … Continue reading

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