Sir John Betjeman, CBE

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John Betjeman (Betjemann)

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Ernest Betjemann and Mabel Dawson
Husband of Penelope Valentine Hester Betjeman
Father of Candida Rose Lycett Green

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Sir John Betjeman, CBE

was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".

He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture. Starting his career as a journalist, he ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate to date and a much-loved figure on British television.

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Sir John Betjeman, CBE's Timeline

August 28, 1906
September 22, 1942
Age 36
May 19, 1984
Age 77