Guðný Halldórsdóttir from Grenjaðarstaður and her husband Benedikt Jónsson from Auðnir. The Earl of Lovelace fell hopelessly in love with the young woman but she was already betrothed at the time to her future husband.

History: Lord Byron's grandson fell in love with a 16-year-old Icelandic farmgirl

In the autumn of 1861, Ralph Gordon Noel, a 22-year-old English traveller proposed to a 16-year-old girl from the farm Grenjaðarstaðir in Aðaldalur, North Iceland. If the girl had accepted the proposal, she would have become an English countess, as the man in question was the grandson of romantic poet Lord Byron.

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“Iceland should speak up for peace”

Iceland should speak up for peace and not join in some sort of arms race between military powers, says Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir, MP for the Left-Green Movement.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left-Green Movement together with Árni Páll Árnason, leader of the Social Democratic Alliance.

“Opposition left should unite for next elections”

Voters should be given a real choice for a left-wing government at the next election, says leader of the Left-Green Movement political party (‘Vinstri­hreyf­ing­in - grænt fram­boð’), Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

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Last night in Iceland spent in prison?

Police were called in last night after a woman refused to pay for food she had consumed at an eatery in Reykjavik yesterday.

Photo: ÞÖK

“Iceland should speak up for peace”

Iceland should speak up for peace and not join in some sort of arms race between military powers, says Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir, MP for the Left-Green Movement.

Photo: Ómar Óskarsson

Icelander held in Canada for drug smuggling

An Icelandic woman is currently being held in custody in Canada on suspicion of smuggling considerable quantities of cocaine.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left-Green Movement together with Árni Páll Árnason, leader of the Social Democratic Alliance.

“Opposition left should unite for next elections”

Voters should be given a real choice for a left-wing government at the next election, says leader of the Left-Green Movement political party (‘Vinstri­hreyf­ing­in - grænt fram­boð’), Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Photo: Eggert

Last night in Iceland spent in prison?

Police were called in last night after a woman refused to pay for food she had consumed at an eatery in Reykjavik yesterday.

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