Tag Archive: war poetry

A visit to… Steep

View from Shoulder of Mutton Hill, Steep

Taking the Edward Thomas walk in the area immediately surrounding the village of Steep, near Petersfield in Hampshire, it is quite easy to see why the poet fell in love with this corner of England. He was renowned for temporarily absconding from the family home, in order to soak up the atmosphere in the countryside. […]

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Literary Connections No.3 – Julian Grenfell

Literary Connections No.3 poster

Our Literary Connections No.3, showing the links between Julian Grenfell, Ronald Knox, Siegfried Sassoon, Katharine Asquith (née Horner) and Margot Asquith.

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Laurence Binyon

Laurence Binyon

Born in Lancaster on 10th August 1869, Laurence Binyon was the second of the nine children of Frederick and Mary Binyon, who both came from Quaker families and Frederick was the vicar of Burton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire. Laurence was awarded a scholarship to St Paul’s School, London and then went on to Trinity College, Oxford. He was […]

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A Visit to… Mells

Mells Church, Somerset

Although Siegfried Sassoon never lived in the village of Mells, it is a remarkably fitting resting-place for the poet and author – in a quintessentially English churchyard, surrounded by lush green fields, which reflect his life-long love of the countryside.

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