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  • Ernest Thompson Seton (1860 - 1946)
    Ernest Thompson Seton (August 14, 1860 – October 23, 1946) was a British author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of Americ...
  • Francis William Bourdillon (1852 - 1921)
    Francis William Bourdillon (born 22 March 1852 at Runcorn, Cheshire – died 13 January 1921 at Buddington, Midhurst) was a British poet and translator. Life Born in Runcorn, Cheshire, Bourd...
  • Sir Philip Gibbs (1877 - 1962)
    Sir Philip Armand Hamilton Gibbs (1 May 1877 – 10 March 1962) was an English journalist and prolific author of books who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World...
  • A. Hamilton Gibbs (1888 - 1964)
    A. Hamilton Gibbs (1888–1964) was an English novelist. He was the brother of Cosmo Hamilton and Sir Philip Gibbs. His novels include The Persistent Lovers (which was adapted into a 1922 film o...
  • Cosmo Hamilton (1870 - 1942)
    Cosmo Hamilton (29 April 1870 – 14 October 1942), born Henry Charles Hamilton Gibbs, was an English playwright and novelist. He was the brother of writers A. Hamilton Gibbs and Sir Philip Gibb...

British Writers - Men

This project is a place to gather together profiles of British born men who are/were writers of all genres. Those with bold links have profiles on Geni. Links that are not bold are to other sources.

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C

  • Thomas Carew
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Edward Cave
  • George Chapman (?1559-?1634)
  • Leslie Charteris
  • Thomas Chatterton (1752-70)
  • Geoffrey Chauser
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton,(1874 – 1936) English writer
  • Robert Erskine Childers DSC (1870 – 1922),
  • John Clare (1793-1864)
  • Arthur Clough (1819–61)
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
  • Wilkie Collins
  • Joseph Conrad
  • William Congreve (1670-1729)
  • Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899 – 1973) English playwright
  • William Cowper (1731-1800)

D

  • Daniel Defoe
  • Thomas Dekker
  • Charles Dickens
  • John Donne (1572–1631) English poet, satirist, lawyer and cleric.
  • Ernest Dowson
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • John Dryden (1631-1700)

E

  • T S Eliot
  • John Evelyn (1620-1706)

F

  • Edward Faragher (1831–1908 (Manx)
  • George Farquhar (?1677-1707)
  • Sebastian Faulkes b 1953
  • Robert Fergusson
  • Henry Fielding (1707-54)
  • John Fletcher
  • Ken Follett (born 5 June 1949) Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels
  • E.M. Forster (1879-1970)

G

  • John Galsworthy (1867-1933) (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1932)
  • David Garnett (9 March 1892 – 17 February 1981) was a British writer and publisher.
  • W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)
  • George Robert Gissing (1857-1903)
  • William Godwin (3 March 1756 – 7 April 1836) - journalist, political philosopher and novelist,
  • William Golding (1911-1993) William Golding is best known for his novel Lord of the Flies (1954).
  • Oliver Goldsmith (?1730-74)
  • Kenneth Grahame (1859 – 1932) Scottish writer, The Wind in the Willows
  • Thomas Gray 1716-71)
  • Graham Greene's (1904–91)
  • Thomas Anstey Guthrie (856 - 1934)

H

  • H. Rider Haggard
  • Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
  • Robert Herrick
  • George Herbert (1593–1633)
  • John Hobson
  • William Hogarth (1697-1764)
  • James Hogg
  • Anthony Hope
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) was an English poet
  • John Ceiriog Hughes
  • William Holman Hunt
  • Alfred Edward Housman (1859 – 936), A. E. Housman, English poet - A Shropshire Lad.
  • Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

I

  • Christopher Isherwood (1904–86)

J

  • Montague Rhodes James OM, MA (1862 – 1936), M. R. James, best remembered for his ghost stories,
  • Jerome K. Jerome
  • Lionel Pigot Johnson (1867 – 1902) English poet, essayist and critic
  • Benjamin "Ben" Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor
  • Ben Jonson
  • James Joyce

K

  • John Keats
  • Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children

L

  • D H Lawrence (1885-1930)
  • Thomas Edward Lawrence CB, DSO (1888 — 1935)
  • Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Edward Lear
  • Cecil Day-Lewis (1904–72)
  • Clive Staples Lewis (1898 – 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis
  • Matthew Lewis
  • Sir David Lindsay
  • Morgan Llwyd
  • Hugh John Lofting (1886 – 1947) British author
  • Richard Lovelace
  • Malcolm Lowry
  • W. G. Lyttle (1844–1896)

M

  • George MacDonald
  • Ewen MacLachlan
  • Charles Macklin (?1699-1797)
  • Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE 1907 – 1963) Irish poet and playwright
  • H. C. McNeile
  • Thomas Mallory
  • Walter de la Mare
  • Robert Pipon Marett (Jersey)
  • Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)
  • Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)
  • John Masefield
  • John Mayne
  • George Métivier (1790–1881) (Guernsey)
  • John Everett Millais
  • Henry Miller
  • A A Milne
  • John Milton (1608-74)
  • Alexander Montgomerie
  • Iolo Morganwg
  • William Morris
  • Arthur Murphy (1727-1805)

N

O

  • Seán O'Casey (1880-1964)
  • George Orwell - Born: Eric Arthur Blair (1903 – 1950) - English writer who penned works such as Ninteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm, and is considered one of the 20th Century's best narrators of English culture.
  • Daniel Owen (Welsh)
  • Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (1893 – 1918) English poet and soldier (war Poet)

P

Q

  • Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859)

R

S

  • Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (1886 – 1967) was an English poet, author and soldier
  • Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
  • Robert Sempill (c.1595–1665)
  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  • George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
  • Percy Shelley (1792-1822)
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)
  • Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) a poet, courtier and soldier
  • Sir Adolphus Slade CB (1804 – 13 November 1877) was a British admiral has been described as "one of the best nineteenth-century writers on the Middle East", wrote a number of books
  • Christopher Smart (1722-1771)
  • Tobias Smollett (1721-71)
  • Robert Southey (1774-1843)
  • Stephen Spender (1909–95
  • Edmund Spenser (1555-99)
  • Laurence Sterne (1713-68)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
  • Bram Stoker
  • Sir John Suckling
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne (London, 5 April 1837 – London, 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
  • Arthur Symons
  • Edmund John Millington Synge (1871 – 1909) Irish playwright, poet, prose writer

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  • Robert Tannahill
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
  • William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
  • Philip Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917) Anglo-Welsh writer of prose and poetry
  • James Thomson (1700-48)
  • John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE (1892 – 1973) was an English writer, poet
  • Thomas Traherne (1636 or 1637–1674)
  • Anthony Trollope (1815–82)

U

  • Edward Upward (1903-2009)

V

  • Henry Vaughan (1622–1695)
  • Jules verne (1828-1905)

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