23rd May 2024

Lord Byron, also known as George Gordon Byron and 6th Baron Byron, was a famous English poet. He was known to enjoy adventure. He was extremely fond of exercise and sports. He loved swimming and once swam from Sestos in Modern Gallipoli in European Turkey to Abydos in Upper Egypt. He mastered a wide variety of sports. In addition to swimming, he fenced, sculled, rode and shot at targets. At Harrow, he was considered a good enough cricketer to play for the first team against Eton. He was also the captain of Harrow in that match.

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