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John Masefield
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Born in Ledbury, Herefordshire
Born on 1st of June 1878
Died in Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Died on 12th of May 1967

Born 1878 . Died 1967 - Poet & novelist.


An English poet and novelist, his sea poetry includes Salt Water Ballads (1902) and Dauber (1913), and his best known narrative poem is Reynard the Fox (1919). He wrote novels such as Odtaa (1926) and The Hawbucks (1929), and plays including The Trial of Jesus (1925) and The Coming of Christ (1928). He became Poet Laureate in 1930.

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