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Andrewe, Thomas (fl. 1600–1604), soldier and poet, is known only by his poem in rhyming couplets The Unmasking of a Feminine Machiavell, published in 1604. Its autobiographical nature is revealed in its preface 'To the Reader' and in a commendatory poem by Samuel Rowlands...

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Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896–1974), poet and university teacher, was born on 1 November 1896 at 54A Tottenham Court Road, London, the eldest of the nine children (five sons and four daughters) of Charles Edmund Blunden (1871–1951) and his wife, Georgina Margaret (1868–1967), daughter of ...

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Edmund Charles Blunden (1896–1974) by Ralph Hodgson, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rupert Chawner Brooke (1887–1915) by Sherril Schell, 1913 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brooke, Rupert Chawner (1887–1915), poet, was born on 3 August 1887 at 5 Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, the second of the three sons born to William Parker Brooke (1850–1910), schoolmaster, and his wife, Ruth Mary (d. 1930), the daughter of the Revd Charles Cotterill...

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Cleland, William (1661?–1689), army officer and poet, was the son of Thomas Cleland, gamekeeper to the marquess of Douglas. His father's occupation suggests that he was born and brought up near Douglas Castle in Lanarkshire, where the marquess had his chief residence. He was educated at the university of ...

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Feiritéar, Piaras [Piaras mac Éamainn; known as Sir Pierce Ferriter] (d. 1652), soldier and poet, belonged to an Anglo-Norman family, originally le Fereter, which since the thirteenth century had held estates on the Dingle peninsula in co. Kerry. The family lived unobtrusively until the troubled Tudor and Stuart period; then, some of its members were the subjects of royal pardons in 1574, 1601, and 1602. In 1626 an ...

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Fitzpatrick, Richard (1748–1813), army officer, politician, and poet, was born on 24 January 1748, the second son of John Fitzpatrick, second Baron Gowran in the peerage of Ireland (1719–1758) who was created earl of Upper Ossory in 1751, and his wife, Evelyn (1725–1763)...

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Richard Fitzpatrick (1748–1813) by Henry R. Cook (after William Lane, in or before 1813) © National Portrait Gallery, London