Blake's radical views and individual artistic style were overlooked during his lifetime but his work is now much admired and seen as vehement criticism of industrialisation.
Bawdy and brash, but was Byron all talk and no poetry?
The Peasant Poet, an undeclared voice of the people?
A great thinker who struggled with his personal demons.
He died tragically young but his poetry lives on.
A radical who caused scandal with his views.
He helped create a movement with a new poetic voice.
Images: National Portrait Gallery, London