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Poets' Corner

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Alan Patient of

Poets' Corner

Place  From 1559 

Categories: Literature

The popular name for the south transept of Westminster Abbey. Geoffrey Chaucer was the first person to be interred here, although it was for his position as Clerk of Works to the Palace of Westminster, rather than for literary merit. It wasn't until the burial of Edmund Spenser that the tradition began. The name was supposed to have been coined by Oliver Goldsmith. Nowadays occupants are commemorated with a wall or floor tablet rather than actual interment.

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Robert Browning - W8

Robert Browning lived in this house 1887 - 1889, from here his body was taken...

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