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date: 21 August 2019

Empson, Sir Williamlocked

(1906–1984)
  • John Haffenden

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Empson, Sir William (1906–1984), poet and literary critic, was born at Yokefleet Hall, Howden, near Goole, Yorkshire, on 27 September 1906, the youngest of five children of Arthur Reginald Empson (1853–1916), landowner, squire, and magistrate, of Yokefleet Hall, and his wife, Laura Micklethwait (1865–1944)...

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