Alexander Larman heeds the words of Lord Rochester and exits London
'Inspired by his loathing of the hypocrites and knaves who surrounded him, Rochester aimed to show his friends (and enemies) that he was a serious and considered thinker.'
Alexander Larman is a writer and journalist, author of Blazing Star, The Life & Times of John Wilmot and Byron's Women. He writes regularly for The Guardian, TLS, New Statesman, Spectator and Telegraph, among others. He lives in Sussex.