The Cockney Romantics: John Keats and his Friends @ Museum of London, London [14 May]

The Cockney Romantics: John Keats and his Friends


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14
May
18:00 - 19:00

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Museum of London
150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN London, United Kingdom
The word Romanticism makes us think of mountain tops and stormy seas, but the younger generation of English Romantics (above all, John Keats) were Londoners through and through. They were even mocked as ‘the Cockney School of Poetry’.

Jonathan Bate will track Keats to Hampstead and tell of the extraordinary circle of writers – opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, essayist Charles Lamb, master-critic William Hazlitt – who wrote for The London Magazine, until its gifted editor was killed in a duel with a rival critic.

For all information about this free public lecture by Professor Sir Jonathan Bate FBA CBE, please visit the Gresham College event's page: https://gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/cockney-romantics-john-keats

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture
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