James Thomson
(1700-1748)

Died aged c. 48

James Thomson (c. 11 September 1700 – 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of "Rule, Britannia!".

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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James Thomson 1700-1748 poet, author of Rule Britannia lived and died here

Royal Hospital, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, London, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1748)

The Dove Famous for being the best place on the Thames to watch the Oxford/Cambridge boat race, the Dove also inspired 18th century regular James Thompson to pen 'Rule Britannia'.

The Dove, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom where they was