Edward John Trelawny (1792-1881) was born into a well-established family from Cornwall. He passed a miserable childhood, and at the age of thirteen was enrolled by his father in the British navy. Discharged without a commission after a decade, Trelawny found his way to Italy, where he became part of the circle of expatriates around Byron and Shelley. He fought in the Greek War of Independence, during which he survived an assassination attempt, and wrote a notoriously unreliable but enormously successful autobiography Trelawny is buried beside Shelley in the English Cemetery in Rome. Anne Barton is a Professor of English at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Trinity CollegeTrelawny, Edward J. is the author of 'Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author ' with ISBN 9780940322363 and ISBN 0940322366.