Born: October 23, 1844, Walmer, Kent, England.
Died: April 21, 1930, Chilswell, Boar’s Hill, Oxford, England.
Buried: 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.