She had no formal education and was unable to read until late adolescence. Lady Caroline Ponsonby Lamb was the daughter of the earl of Bessborough and Henrietta Ponsonby, and the niece of the duchess of Devonshire. Lady Caroline Lamb Robert Bolt (1972) 117min. Directed by Robert Bolt. 15 Certificate ... Lady Caroline is a feminist pioneer so the movie has a 1970s conception but done in the rather flat style of a 1950s costume drama. Whatever else it may fail at, Lady Caroline Lamb is a theatrical motion picture, which is more than can be said about some other current features that should have gone directly to the Late Show. Caroline Lamb has been remembered by history, thanks to her tenure as mistress to poet, Lord Byron. With countless books and academic papers on Byron citing Caroline Lamb as the ultimate crazy ex; unhinged, obsessed, stalker-ish and prone to sending bloody… Lady Caroline Lamb Biography. A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron. Rather than the several books she published, it's her love life that remains her legacy. Lady Caroline Lamb (1972) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. With Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain, John Mills. As a child she was a tomboy – and a spirit of recklessness and disdain for convention never left her. Profile Lady Caroline Lamb (13 November 1785 - 26 January 1828) was a prominent member of Regency society and the author of the scandalous novel, Glenarvon.She was the wife of William Lamb, later Viscount Melbourne and British prime minister, and had a very public affair with the poet Lord Byron.