Historical Who is Who

BROOKE, Rupert

1887 - 1915

Poet best known for his writing and dying during the early years of World War 1. His youthful idealism is somewhat tempered by his honest musing in life, exemplified in the comic touch in his poem Heaven. There is tragic irony in his death as the result of a mosquito bite whilst still journeying to what would have become warfare trenches.




'The Soldier' (1 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcDQZTJU_aA

This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using the site, you agree to our use of cookies. For more information about how we use cookies click here.