Alexander Larman's new book Byron's Women is just out in paperback and you need to buy it; now. In what may be one of the best written blogs I have come across in a very long time, Larman encapsulates his thesis; and he does not mince words:
The greatest falsehood propagated about Byron is that he loved women. On the contrary, his attitude towards those in his life was mainly a mixture of contempt, violence and lordly dismissal.
In the pages of his book it would appear that we finally we have someone speaking truth to power and by power I mean what Larman calls the "Byron establishment"; an establishment which he asserts has been "permeated by a lazy misogyny for decades".