Person    | Male  Born 11/5/1766  Died 19/1/1848

Isaac D'Israeli

Categories: Literature

Author. Not to be confused with Benjamin Disraeli, the novel-writing Prime Minister who was his son. Born at 5 Great St. Helen's London.

Died at home at High Wycombe, but his birthplace has two candidates: the lost plaque and Wikipedia support "Enfield" but the ODNB gives "5 Great St Helens" which is in the City and seems a more likely home for his father who was an Italian immigrant businessman/stockbroker.

Spenserians write that Isaac D'Israeli studied at the Enfield schoolhouse. He was 21 years younger than the head-teacher's son, Charles, and 23 years younger than Keats who was a student here, so that's a bit of a stretch, but there could have been a school here before the Rev. Clarke took it on.

It seems odd that D'Isreali would attend a school in the house in which he was born, not impossible but odd, unless he was related to the schoolmaster. Perhaps the transcription of the plaque is in error, or perhaps the transcription is correct and the inscribed error explains why the plaque was removed.

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Isaac D'Israeli

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Isaac D'Israeli

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Keats, D'Israeli, Clarke at Enfield

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