Featured Destination

November 2018: The National Forest

It may be stating the obvious, but the best reason for visiting the National Forest in October is what New Englanders call leaf-peeping. Stuck in ...More
More Uk destinations

Algernon Swinburne
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Mayfair, London
Born on 4th of April 1837
Died on 10th of April 1909

1837 - 1909 . English poet and critic.

Educated both in France and England. Influenced by Victor Hugo. First success was the drama Atalanta in Calydon (1865) but series of Poems and Ballads (1866) led to greater success. Expressed fervent republicanism in much of his work. Contributed to criticism through his Essays and Studies (1875) and Studies in Prose and Poetry (1894). Lived in semi-seclusion for much of life.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Algernon Swinburne?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3370 views since 9th February 2007

Brit Quote:
A master of improvised speech and improvised policies. - A J P Taylor
More Quotes

On this day:
Mayflower lands - 1620, IRA Bomb Birmingham - 1974
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages