British poet, Rupert Brooke, (3 Aug 1887–23 April 1915), known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier." He was commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a temporary Sub-Lieutenant shortly after his 27th birthday and took part in the Royal Naval Division's Antwerp expedition in October 1914. He sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 28 February 1915 but developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite and…
Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915, was an English poet, dramatist, literary critic, travel writer, political activist and soldier. Best known as one of the famous war poets on World War One. Most famous poems are The Soldier and Grantchester.
Rupert Brooke was educated at Rugby School and went to King’s College, Cambridge. In his letters home in the opening year of the war he wrote ‘It’s all great fun.’ As an interesting reminder that the English countryside was different from Northern France and reflected different religious attitudes Brooke reported one private saying What I Continue Reading »
Rupert Brooke (1887–1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England".