By Peter Graham
Broughton, John Cam Hobhouse, -- Baron, -- 1786-1869 -- Correspondence. Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824 -- Correspondence. Statesmen -- nice Britain -- Correspondence.
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9. William John Bankes (1787-1855), of Kingston Hall, Dorsetshire, was part of the Trinity College set that included Byron, Hobhouse, and C. S. Matthews. 10. Hobhouse alludes ironically to the seat of Bankes's family, and home of his intractable ancestress Lady Mary Bankes, who was the heroine of two parliamentary sieges before Corfe Castle was "slighted" by the Roundheads in 1645. 11. Trinity College balked at granting Byron his degree because he had not fulfilled the residence requirements (see Marchand, 1:152).
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Byron's Bulldog: The Letters of John Cam Hobhouse to Lord Byron by Peter Graham