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The Poet Laureates Volume 1

John Skelton

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Poet Laureates. Volume 1. The office of Poet Laureate is a high honour amongst poets. The Ancient Greeks had the first idea and their heroes and Poets wore wreaths of Laurel in honour of the god Apollo. Many countries now have a Laureate as do many societies and organisations. But perhaps ranked first among them all is that of our own Poet Laureate. Unfortunately no single authentic definitive record exists of the office of Poet Laureate of England. In some form it can be traced back to 1189 and Richard Canonicus who was employed by Richard I with the title “versificator Regis”. It is said that Geoffrey Chaucer was called Poet Laureate, being granted in 1389 an annual allowance of wine. After that there were a succession of ‘volunteer Laureates’. It is not until 1617 that King James I created the post as it is known today for Ben Jonson, although it appears not to have been a formal appointment. That formality:- The title of Poet Laureate, as a royal office, was first conferred by letters patent on John Dryden in 1670 And from there we have procession of outstanding poets among them William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Alfred Austin. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ben Jonson, Edmund Spenser, Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley

Length:

1h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:56


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:57