Dizzy was quite the character. Here's what the reviewer in The Economist has to say about him: An admirer of Byron, he became a romantic and a dandy. He wore velvet coats and silk stockings and sashes and ribbons. He partied hard and became indebted; in 1840 he owed 20,000 pounds, around $3,000,000 today.
It's hard to invent characters this colorful, and who needs to when Dizzy is at hand?