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Events in History in May 1816

  • May 5 American Bible Society organized in New York

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 9 Lady Caroline Lamb publishes the Gothic novel "Glenarvon", a thinly disguised account of her affair with Lord Byron which also depicts her husband William Lamb

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
British Prime Minister William Lamb
British Prime Minister
William Lamb
  • May 10 British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
  • May 11 American Bible Society forms (NY)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 25 Collection of poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge published by John Murray in London, including "Kubla Khan" and "Christabel"

Poet, Critic and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge