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Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer. He also had an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.

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William Wordsworth was one of the greatest English poets who, along with other poet and friend Samuel Coleridge, ushered in the English Romantic faction.

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Mary Shelley 1797-1851 English writer, Shelley had an unhappy childhood after her mother Mary Wollstonecraft died. Aged 16 she ran away to Europe with the poet Percy Bysshe. One summer they shared a house in Switzerland with othe poets and thinkers including Lord Byron. While there Mary wrote one of the most famous horror stories of al time, about a student called Frankenstein and the terrible monster that he created

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William Shakespeare

This is a picture of the famous writer, William Shakespeare. During the English Renaissance, Shakespeare wrote all four types of plays that were apart of the Renaissance. They were Comedy, Tragedy, Pastoral, and Historical. He is the author of the play Titus Andronicus. The play was written in 1589. Titus was a revenge tragedy, and this play was William Shakespeare's first tragedy.

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Dylan Thomas. Famous Welsh poet and writer. He caught the attention of the literary world in 1934 with 'Light breaks where no sun shines'. Some of his great works 'And death shall have no dominion' and 'Do not go gentle into that good night'. In 1953 he became gravely ill and sadly died at the young age of 39 in New York.

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