Shelley Expelled From Oxford On This Day, 1811

Day In History of a Scoundrel:

March 25, 1811:

Percy Shelley was expelled from Oxford University for writing and distributing his short essay

“The Necessity of Atheism”.

Now, of course, Oxford uses Shelley as one of its major claims to fame.

The image is of the Old University College quad, Shelley’s room was through those stairs, second window.

Image Credit: Brandy Anderson. Oxford University.

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