F o r the rest o f her life, writes C. E. Vulliamy, Lady Byron ‘devoted herself to what are known as “ good works” ’ and to ‘the elaboration o f the Byronic scandal’ (Vulliamy, x, 146). We shall now examine the strange attempt on Lady
Byron’s part to get proof that Byron had committed incest with Augusta before his marriage. This policy was continued by her and also by Byron’s grandson, son o f Ada, Lord Lovelace, whose Astarte, written in defence o f his grandmother, came out in 1905, and was reissued with additional material by his widow in 1921. We shall quote freely from the opinions and documents put forward in Astarte.