Lord Byron's passion for his own sister was a very badly kept secret among the aristocrats. He pursued her at every turn, and though notoriously fickle to the women in his life, he returned over and over to her, and she let him. Augusta was actually a pretty even tempered if not dull woman. She had not met Byron until they were both quite grown up, she was his half sister. She wrote to him in a lot of sympathy regarding his fights with his mother, which impressed him, and never took his foul moods seriously as most of his other women had.
Augusta married a man who was a notorious sporty rake named Leigh. Of course this union was a complete disaster, and of course it was very fruitful indeed (kiss and make up). Augusta had 7 children in all BUT one of them is very seriously thought of as the child of Byron and her name was Medora.
In the movie, Gothic, Byron is portrayed as being hopelessly in love with Augusta even after her death, he has lovers wear a mask of her face as he has his way with them. Was this true, I do doubt it, but it is a fascinating tidbit.
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