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John Cleveland

John Cleveland (1613 – 1658), was born on this day in 1613, Loughborough, UK, he was an English poet, very popular in his time, but in later years an abused Metaphysical poet, many considering his poems merely intellectual gymnastics, he was well known for throwing in words in his poems not because they actually madeContinue reading “John Cleveland”

Poet – Thomas Randolph

Thomas Randolph (1605–1635) was born on the 15th June, he was an English poet and dramatist and was one of the most popular playwrights of his time and it was anticipated he would become Poet Laureate after his mentor, Ben Jonson, but unhappily he died before that could happen, at the age of just 29Continue reading “Poet – Thomas Randolph”

Ben Jonson (1572 – 1637)

Benjamin Jonson was believed to be born on June 11th 1572 in London, he was an English playwright and poet, known for his great artistry which had a lasting influence on English poetry and stage comedy. He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of JamesContinue reading “Ben Jonson (1572 – 1637)”