Victorian Bullshit and Co.

Miscellaneous bits of Literature, Victorians, History, and Art.

Lord Byron’s Orthopedic Boot.
Byron was born with a club foot, and was forced to wear painful corrective footwear, like the shoe shown above. As a child, he hated wearing his brace, and even threw one of his boots into a pond. The small size (10cm) of this shoe indicates that he wore it as a child.
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