She claimed that on both visits Lucan observed his children but did not make contact with them.
All these circumstances seem to have driven Lucan over the edge.
Aspinall and Goldsmith definitely had the means and the motive to help Lucan flee.
Aside from losing his vast fortune to Aspinall, Lucan was also estranged from his wife, Veronica.
Lucan drove 42 miles to the house of Ian and Susan Maxwell-Scott, and used their phone to call his mother.
Lucan was goaded into complicity by the wrongs heaped upon him by Neros jealousy.
I am now busy with Quintilian and Lucan, both excellent writers.
Then follows discourse on Lucan, Statius, Tasso, and the rest.
For which reason, Lucan says, that princes feared to discover the future.
"He is not the only one," said Lucan, with ironical coldness.