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Did you know William Blake wrote 'Jerusalem' whilst living in a cottage at Felpham between 1800 and 1804? It was actually the preface to his sometimes strange work on Milton . At first he loved being close to nature there; his later experiences were not so happy – a disagreement with soldier John Scofield trespassing in Blake’s garden led to accusations of sedition and eventually to Blake’s trial for treason in Chichester , where thankfully the poet-painter was successfully defended.

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