Edward Thomas

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Birthday
3, 1878
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 9, 1917 (39)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
3, 1878
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 9, 1917 (39)

About

British war-era poet, essayist, and literary critic of Welsh heritage. His essay collections include The Heart of England and Light and Twilight; his poetry collections include Six Poems and Last Poems.

Before Fame

He was born in London and attended college in Oxford. Upon graduation, he became a book reviewer.

Trivia

He and sixteen other War Poets were honored on a stone plaque at Westminster Abbey.

Family Life

He married Helen Thomas, with whom he had three children: Merfyn, Bronwen, and Myfanwy.

Associated With

Robert Frost's famous poem, "The Road Not Taken," inspired Thomas to enlist as an older man in World War I. Sadly, this decision cost Thomas his life.