Sir Henry Newbolt
Person Male Born 6/6/1862 Died 19/4/1938
Poet. Also: lawyer, novelist, playwright and magazine editor. Born Staffordshire. Famous for one poem: 'Vitai Lampada'. Written in 1897 this oh-so-British plea for war to be played in the same spirit as cricket was immensely popular at the time and again at the start of WW1. Subsequently it fell out of favour, especially with its author.