Henry John Newbolt

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Birthday
6, 1862
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 19, 1938 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1862
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 19, 1938 (75)

About

An English poet, historian, and author, he is best known for his 1892 poem, Vitai Lampada. His other works include Taken from the Enemy (a novel) and a collection of ballads entitled Admirals All.

Before Fame

He studied at Clifton College and served as editor of the school's literary publication.

Trivia

He worked for the British War Propaganda Bureau during World War I.

Family Life

He wed and had two children with Margaret Duckworth. Throughout the marriage, Duckworth carried out a same-sex relationship with a childhood friend.

Associated With

His 1897 poem, Drake's Drum, was written in honor of a legend surrounding Sir Francis Drake.