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Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan

Poet, writer, playwright. Born Dublin. Irish republican and, aged 16 - 23, volunteer in the IRA. He once described himself as a "a drinker with a writing problem". Collapsed in a Dublin bar and d...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Theatre, Ireland

1 memorial

Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc

Poet, essayist and historian. Born France. Catholic. His works include 'Cautionary Tales for Children', in which Matilda told lies and was burnt to death. Died Guildford.

Person, History, Literature, Poetry, France

2 memorials

Sir John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman

Poet Laureate 1972 - 1984. Conservation campaigner. Credited with saving the Midland Grand Hotel (now St Pancras Chambers) and the station at St Pancras from demolition and helping to achieve their...

Person, Architecture, Poetry

11 memorials

Laurence Binyon

Laurence Binyon

Poet.  Born Lancaster.  Worked at the British Museum and become expert in Chinese and Japanese art.  Wrote 'For the Fallen' in 1914.  Red Cross volunteer at the Western Front in WW1.  Died in a nur...

Person, Poetry

10 memorials

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