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Record 22473

Reading Experience:

[the curriculum at the Dragon School] included much memorizing of poetry, particularly Tennyson's 'Ulysses' and 'Morte d'Arthur'. John learned a lot of poetry by heart and won a prize for recitation'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 May 1917 and 30 Jul 1920
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Oxford
specific address: Dragon School
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:John Betjeman
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Aug 1906
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later poet
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Title: 'Ulysses'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID: 22473  
Source - Print  
  Author: Bevis Hillier
  Editor: n/a
  Title: John Betjeman. The Biography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 23
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Bevis Hillier, John Betjeman. The Biography (London, 2006), p. 23,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

Abridged version of Hillier's biography.



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