• Clare, John

    Clare, John

    John Clare (1793-1864) was an English poet, son of a farm labourer, born in Northamptonshire. He is known for his poems celebrating nature and the English countryside and his distress at witnessing the changes caused by the agricultural revolution. He suffered from poor physical and mental health and lived in an asylum in later life.


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