TL4355 : “Men With Splendid Hearts”

near to Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

“Men With Splendid Hearts”
“Men With Splendid Hearts”
This is the war memorial in Grantchester churchyard. The quote above is inscribed upon it together with “to the glory of god in loving thanks 1914-1918” as well as the name of Rupert Brooke among the fallen. Yeates described the young Brooke as “the handsomest young man in all England”. Brooke was a promising young poet before WW1. His reputation as a War poet stems from six sonnets (5 of them numbered in a cycle) published after he saw limited action in an engagement near Antwerp. The patriotic nature of them was popular at the time. Brooke was due to take part in the Dardanelles Campaign, however before he saw action a mosquito bite became infected, blood poisoning set in and he died on Easter Sunday 1915. “The Old Vicarage Grantchester” is one of his most popular works. To read the poem, go to LinkExternal link
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Wednesday, 31 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 September, 2005
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