A Blunt Instrument

Michael Rosen tells the story of Wilfred Scawen Blunt, atheist, libertine, adventurer and poet.

Blunt seduced his way across Europe before marrying Byron's granddaughter, to whom he was systematically and publicly unfaithful. He was nonetheless an authoritative diplomat, one of the first in Britain to make a real attempt to understand Islam. A fierce anti-imperialist, he was the first British-born person to be imprisoned in the cause of Irish independence.

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Michael Rosen tells the story of Wilfred Scawen Blunt, atheist, libertine, adventurer and poet.

Blunt seduced his way across Europe before marrying Byron's granddaughter, to whom he was systematically and publicly unfaithful. He was nonetheless an authoritative diplomat, one of the first in Britain to make a real attempt to understand Islam. A fierce anti-imperialist, he was the first British-born person to be imprisoned in the cause of Irish independence.

20080311

Michael Rosen tells the story of Wilfred Scawen Blunt, atheist, libertine, adventurer and poet.

Blunt seduced his way across Europe before marrying Byron's granddaughter, to whom he was systematically and publicly unfaithful. He was nonetheless an authoritative diplomat, one of the first in Britain to make a real attempt to understand Islam. A fierce anti-imperialist, he was the first British-born person to be imprisoned in the cause of Irish independence.