THE IMMORTAL DINNER

THE IMMORTAL DINNER

Between Christmas and New Year of 1817 the eccentric painter, B.R. Haydon, gave a famous dinner party. He invited three of the greatest literary stars of the age: the poets John Keats and William Wordsworth and the essayist and wit Charles Lamb. The guests recited poetry, took part in ridiculous antics, indulged in high-minded discussions - with such displays of brilliance that the party became known as The Immortal Dinner.