Poets laureate of Britain

Poets laureate of Britain

Poets laureate of Britain
John Dryden (Dryden, John) 1668-89
Thomas Shadwell (Shadwell, Thomas) 1689-92
Nahum Tate (Tate, Nahum) 1692-1715
Nicholas Rowe (Rowe, Nicholas) 1715-18
Laurence Eusden (Eusden, Laurence) 1718-30
Colley Cibber (Cibber, Colley) 1730-57
William Whitehead (Whitehead, William) 1757-85
Thomas Warton (Warton, Thomas, the Younger) 1785-90
Henry James Pye (Pye, Henry James) 1790-1813
Robert Southey (Southey, Robert) 1813-43
William Wordsworth (Wordsworth, William) 1843-50
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron) 1850-92
Alfred Austin (Austin, Alfred) 1896-1913
Robert Bridges (Bridges, Robert) 1913-30
John Masefield (Masefield, John) 1930-67
Cecil Day-Lewis (Day-Lewis, C.) 1968-72
Sir John Betjeman (Betjeman, Sir John) 1972-84
Ted Hughes (Hughes, Ted) 1984-98
Andrew Motion (Motion, Andrew) 1999-
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