1844–1930

Introduction

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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.

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Biography

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.

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