Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
(1840-1922)

Died aged c. 82

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (17 August 1840 – 10 September 1922), sometimes spelled Wilfred, was an English poet and writer. He and his wife, Lady Anne Blunt travelled in the Middle East and were instrumental in preserving the Arabian horse bloodlines through their farm, the Crabbet Arabian Stud. He was best known for his poetry, which appeared in a collected edition in 1914, but he also wrote political essays and polemics. He became additionally known for his strongly anti-imperialist views, which were still uncommon in his time.

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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt 1840-1922 diplomat, poet and traveller, founder of Crabbet Park Arabian Stud lived here

15 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Founded by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and his wife in 1878. Crabbet Arabian Stud became world famous as the largest collection of pure-bred Arabian horses outside Arabia. The stud was sold in 1971, when building the M23 cut the Crabbet Estate in Two

Turners Hill Road, Worth, Crawley, United Kingdom where they worked