William Wordsworth Grave

William Wordsworth was an English Poet born on 7th April 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Coming from a small village Wordsworth was first taught to read by his mother, followed by a small and poor school in Cockermouth, after that he attended a school for upper-class families in Penrith. After his mother’s death Wordsworth was sent to Hawkshead Grammar school.

His first published piece, Wordsworth wrote whilst he was at St John’s College, Cambridge in 1787.

Wordsworth returned to Hawkshead for the summers that he attended college and afterwards he went on a hiking tour of the Alps, also whilst visiting Italy, Switzerland and France.

Once Wordsworth had earnt enough money to pursue his career as a poet, he lived in Dorset, then Somerset. In 1798 Wordsworth spent a year living in Germany, once he returned to England, he settled back into the Lake District and married his childhood friend Mary.

In 1813 Wordsworth and his family moved to Rydal Mount, Ambleside and that’s where he spent the rest of his life.

Wordsworth died on 23rd April 1850 from pleurisy. He is buried in Grasmere.

Blessed Be )O(

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