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War poet Robert Graves blue plaque unveiled in Islip

  • 18 May 2014
  • From the section Oxford
Robert Graves
Graves' best known works included the novels King Jesus and I, Claudius.

A blue plaque has been unveiled in Oxfordshire in memory of the war poet and novelist Robert Graves.

The plaque has been installed in Islip, where Graves lived before leaving England in 1926 and eventually settling in Majorca.

It was unveiled by his son William Graves at World's End, Collice Street, where the poet moved in 1921, with his wife and four children.

Graves' best known works included the novels King Jesus and I, Claudius.

He died at the age of 90 in 1985.

He was elected professor of poetry at Oxford University and in 1971 made an honorary fellow of St John's College.

The Robert Graves Society archive is now held there in trust.

The plaque was proposed by the Islip Village Archive Society.

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