Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom

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Robert Bridges

Robert Seymour Bridges OM (23 October 1844 ? 21 April 1930) was Poet Laureate from 1913 to 1930. A doctor…

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Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion FRSL (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate from…

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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770? 23 April 1850) was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to…

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was a British poet. He was the…

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Ted Hughes

Edward James Hughes OM OBE FRSL (17 August 1930– 28 October 1998) was an English poet, translator, and children’s writer.…

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Alfred Austin

Alfred Austin DL (30 May 1835 – 2 June 1913) was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in…

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Nahum Tate

Nahum Tate (/ˈneɪ.əm ˈteɪt/ NAY-əm TAYT; 1652 – 30 July 1715) was an Irish poet, hymnist and lyricist, who became…

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Thomas Shadwell

Thomas Shadwell (c.?1642 – 19 November 1692) was an English poet and playwright who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1689.…

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Carol Ann Duffy

Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE FRSL HonFBA HonFRSE (born 23 December 1955) is a British poet and playwright. She is…

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John Dryden

John Dryden (/ˈdraɪdən/; 19 August[O.S. 9 August]1631 – 12 May [O.S. 1 May]1700) was an English poet, literary critic, translator,…

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