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William Blake

William Blake

Poet and artist. Except for 3 years spent on the coast near Bognor, Blake lived his whole life in London, making his living as an engraver. Born at 28 Broad Street, now Broadwick Street (the memori...

Person, Art, Poetry, Seriously Famous

10 memorials

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Diplomat, poet, hedonist and traveller. Born Petworth House, Sussex. Advocated anti-Imperialism, and supported Irish nationalism. Legendary womaniser, one being William Morris's wife, Jane. Married...

Person, Animals, Exploring, Poetry

1 memorial

Edgar A Bowring

Edgar A Bowring

There is much of interest in this man's life. Born the son of a career diplomat who served for a time as Governor of Hong Kong, his mother was poisoned with arsenic whilst in Hong Kong and died in ...

Person, Poetry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial

Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky

Russian-American poet and essayist. US Nobel Prize Laureate. Born Leningrad. Exiled from the Soviet Union in 1972, he settled in the USA, aided by W. H. Auden and others. There he taught and was ap...

Person, Poetry, Russia, USA

1 memorial

Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke

WW1 poet.  Born Rugby.  Joined the navy and sailed to the Med. but died on his way to Gallipoli from an infected mosquito bite, on a French hospital ship moored in the Aegean Sea.  Buried in an oli...

Person, Poetry, Greece

2 memorials

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