Birth date: 
1887
Death date: 
1915
Birth town: 
Warwickshire
Country: 
England

A man of great physical beauty by reputation, Rupert Brooke was born in Rugby, Warwickshire where he attended the local school. He then gained entry into King's College, Cambridge (1905-11) where he became a Fellow in 1912. He travelled extensively and wrote many travel letters for the 'Westminster Gazette', London (1912-13). At the start of the First World War in 1914, he was assigned to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He saw action at Antwerp which inspired the writing of five passionately patriotic sonnets, the last of them being The Soldier. He was at the height of his fame when he died during the war aged twenty-seven. He had been on his way to serve in the Dardanelles when he died of blood poisoning at Scyros and was buried there.

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Sleeping Out: Full Moon 31 May 2013
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Sleeping Out: Full Moon 29 November 2013
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Sometimes even now I may 19 May 2014
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Song 19 May 2014
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Song 31 May 2013
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Sonnet (Suggested By Some Of The Proceedings Of The Society For Psychical Research ) 31 May 2013
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Sonnet Reversed 31 July 2013
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Sonnet: I said I splendidly loved you; it's not true 31 May 2013
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Sonnet: Oh! Death will find me, long before I tire 31 May 2013
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Sonnet: In Time of Revolt 19 May 2014
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