Born Edward Williams in Glamorgan. Founder member of the Unitarian movement in Wales, an anti-slavery campaigner, and political radical who called himself "The Bard of Liberty". As a stonemason he travelled to London where from his romantic vision of Wales and Welshness he created the ancient institution of the Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain, even inventing a bardic alphabet. His ceremonies are an integral part of today's National Eisteddfod.
Person | Male Born 10/3/1747 Died 18/12/1826
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The plaque of Anglesey Stone designed and carved by Morris was unveiled at mi...
Poet in the Pre-Raphaelite style. Sister to Dante; family details are given there. Born at 38 Charlotte Street. Engaged three times but never married; at least two of them were rejected due to 'r...
Sir Walter Raleigh
Courtier, explorer, author and puddle-coverer. Born Devon. Became a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I and explored Virginia, America, for her, enabling its colonisation. Briefly imprisoned in the T...
Person, Exploring, Poetry, Politics & Administration, Seriously Famous, USA
Norwegian poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist and political activist. Our Norwegian consultant, Johanne Elster Hanson, says that "Grieg adored England and spent many periods of his life here. He...
Playwright. Born London, probably in in a house on the corner of Ironmonger Lane and Cateaton Street (now Gresham Street). Baptized on 18 April 1580 in St Lawrence Jewry. He collaborated with a nu...
Poet. Born 25 Norfolk Crescent. First published aged 17. Died at a hospice in Clapham.