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Would You Be Welcome in Lord Byron’s Squad?

You may know Lord Byron, John Keats, and the Shelleys as boring poets whose works have been forced upon you in AP Lit. But the nineteenth century knew them as raucous interlopers who were doing all the drugs and having all the sex. At any given moment, you could be sure Lord Byron was doing something sexy, that John Keats was sort of miffed about it, and that Percy and Mary Shelley were just sort of like, “Yeah, he does that.”

Were you to travel backwards in time and run into Lord Byron & Co. at a party or social function or debauchery-riddled brothel or something, would you guys have hit it off? Only this quiz will tell.

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