Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poland St, Soho, London, UK
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N 51° 30.884 W 000° 08.228
30U E 698636 N 5710954
Quick Description: The romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley lived in this house in 1811
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/19/2014 1:14:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMKJ2F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Percy Bysshe Shelley, the radical and romantic poet lived in this house in 1811, which was an event filled year for the 19-year old Shelley. The plaque reads.

Percy Bysshe Shelley
1792-1822
Poet
lived here in 1811

In 1811 he published "The Necessity of Atheism"[3,4], and consequently was expelled from University College, Oxford on the 25th March along with his friend the poet Thomas Jefferson Hogg. As a result he quarrelled with his father[2] from whom he became estranged. In March he and Hogg found lodgings in Poland Street[1,5], where he remained until May. On the 28th of August he eloped to Scotland with his first wife, the 16 year old Harriet Westbrook.

  1. Poland Street Area British History Online.
  2. Percy Bysshe Shelley Wikipedia
  3. The Necessity of Atheism The Percy Bysshe Shelley Resource Page
  4. The Necessity of Atheism Wikipedia
  5. Shelley in Soho litstack.com
Blue Plaque managing agency: English Heritage

Individual Recognized: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Physical Address:
15 Poland Street
Soho
London, London UK
W1F


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