… had a pet bear when he was studying at Cambridge because he wanted to protest against the university’s policy against keeping dogs. In fact, he loved animals and had quite a few during his lifetime, most notably monkeys, peacocks, a parrot, a fox and a crocodile.
Other fun facts about the author:
- Despite having a lame foot, he had numerous affairs with both men and women. He even had an intimate relationship with his half-sister, Augusta.
- Lord Byron traveled all over Europe, and he even fought in the Greek War of Independence.
- His father left when the poet was young, and his mother was schizophrenic.
- Lord Byron inherited his title when he was 10, after the death of a great-uncle.