A. E. Housman (Alfred Edward) (1859-1936)

Death: 30th April 1936
Location: St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Photo taken by: Brian P. Harris
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English classical scholar and poet, best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems wistfully evoke the dooms and disappointments of youth in the English countryside. Their beauty, simplicity and distinctive imagery appealed strongly to late Victorian and Edwardian taste.