Robert Southey (1774-1843)

Robert Southey

Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867)

1845

Marble

Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity (North Choir Aisle)

Bristol

Robert Southey (1774-1843), the poet and historian, was born on 12th August 1774. In his early years he was a radical and was an early supporter of the French Revolution. He also wrote a series of six poems criticising the slave trade, which had so enriched his home city of Bristol. [continued below]

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