Rupert Brooke

Rupert Chawner Brooke, poet, was born on 3 August 1887 at 5 Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire. ‘The Soldier’ (1914), Brooke's elegy to England, was probably the best-known sonnet published in English in the 20th century. Critics have noted that Brooke's work articulates the manifest complexities of Edwardian masculinity.

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