Sir Henry Newbolt CH
(1862-1938)

poet, Knight Bachelor (from 1915), and Companion of Honour (from 1922)

Died aged 75

Sir Henry John Newbolt, CH (6 June 1862 – 19 April 1938) was an English poet, novelist and historian. He also had a very powerful role as a government adviser, particularly on Irish issues and with regard to the study of English in England. He is perhaps best remembered for his poems "Vitaï Lampada" and "Drake's Drum".

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

Sir Henry Newbolt 1862-1938 poet lived here

29 Campden Hill Road, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938), poet

Doveridge Place, Walsall, United Kingdom where they was

Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938) poet of Clifton College (most famous poem Vitai Lampada with its first line, There's a breathless hush in the Close tonight ... used to be included in every anthology of poetry)

Clifton College Close, Bristol, United Kingdom where they was

Sir Henry Newbolt 1862-1932 poet born near this place

Barclays Bank, Lichfield Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom where they was