The Cockney Romantics: John Keats and his Friends

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 14th May 2019

The word Romanticism makes us think of mountain tops and stormy seas, but the younger generation of English Romantics (above all, John Keats) were Londoners through and through. They were even mocked as ‘the Cockney School of Poetry’. 

Jonathan Bate will track Keats to Hampstead and tell of the extraordinary circle of writers – opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, essayist Charles Lamb, master-critic William Hazlitt – who wrote for The London Magazine, until its gifted editor was killed in a duel with a rival critic.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture 

Cost: Free of Charge


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2019-05-14 2019-05-14 Europe/London The Cockney Romantics: John Keats and his Friends Jonathan Bate will track Keats to Hampstead and tell of the extraordinary circle of writers – opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, essayist Charles Lamb, master-critic William Hazlitt – who wrote for The London Magazine. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/05/14/the-cockney-romantics-john-keats-and-his-friends-192918 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London

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