October 23, 1844, Walmer, Kent, England.
April 21, 1930, Chilswell, Boar’s Hill, Oxford, England.
St. Peter and St. Paul churchyard, Yattendon, Berkshire, England.
Bridges attended Eton and Corpus Christi College, Oxford (BA 1867, MA 1874), planning to be a doctor, but eventually discovered his literary gifts—he wrote three volumes of lyrics, several plays, literary criticism, and other works. He became British Poet Laureate in 1913. Some of his better known poems are:
His other works include: