Rupert Brooke centenary

Today Thursday 23 April 2015 is the 100th anniversary of Rupert Brooke’s death.

He discovered a love of poetry whilst staying with his aunts in Bournemouth at their house called, by chance, Grantchester Dene. Brooke had yet to live at Grantchester near Cambridge.

Brooke’s death came during the First World War. He had receive a parcel of clothing from the ‘Mayor and Corporation of Bournemouth’ and was last in the town three months before his death.

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