Charles Lamb

Died aged c. 59

Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847). Friends with such literary luminaries as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, and William Hazlitt, Lamb was at the centre of a major literary circle in England. He has been referred to by E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as "the most lovable figure in English literature".

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Commemorated on 7 plaques

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Charles Lamb 1775-1834 and Mary Lamb 1764-1847 writers lived here

Lamb's Cottage, Church Street, Edmonton, N9 Enfield, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Charles Lamb "Elia" (1775-1834), essayist, lived here.

64 Duncan Terrace, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Charles Lamb was born in the chambers which formerly stood here 10 February 1775. "Cheerful Crown Office Row (place of my kindly engendure)...a man would give something to have been born in such places"

2 Crown Office Row, Temple, London, United Kingdom where they was born (1775)

Charles Lamb lodged here August 1819

11 King's Parade, Cambridge, United Kingdom where they lodged

Charles and Mary Lamb lived here

Clarendon Cottage, 17 Gentlemans Row EN2, London, United Kingdom where they lived

This house was occupied by Charles Lamb September 1827 until October 1829

87 Chase Side EN2, London, United Kingdom where they occupied

Elia. To the immortal memory of Charles Lamb. Perhaps the most loved name in English literature who was a Bluecoat Boy here for 7 years. B: 1775 D: 1834

10 Giltspur Street, EC1, London, United Kingdom where they attended school