Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer. He also had an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.
Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967) was an English poet, author and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a vainglorious war..
Mary Shelley 1797-1851 English writer, Shelley had an unhappy childhood after her mother Mary Wollstonecraft died. Aged 16 she ran away to Europe with the poet Percy Bysshe. One summer they shared a house in Switzerland with othe poets and thinkers including Lord Byron. While there Mary wrote one of the most famous horror stories of al time, about a student called Frankenstein and the terrible monster that he created
Paradise Lost, 1667, by John Milton (Poet. England, 1608-1674). Epic Poem. 20th century Treasure Binding by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (Bookbinder). More on S+S: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangorski_%26_Sutcliffe KEEP attribution & organization link when repinning or posting to other social media (ie blogs, twitter, tumblr etc). Don't pin the image & erase the story. Give credit where due. See: http://pinterest.com/picturebooklove/how-to-pin-responsibly/ -pfb
William Shakespeare (Baptism April 26,1564; died April 23,1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He enjoyed the Royal patronage of Elizabeth I. Painting now purported to be of Master William Shakespeare, known as the 'Cobbe portrait'.