Who was he?
William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English
Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the
Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication
Wordsworth, Coleridge and Robert Southey
came to be known as the "Lake
Why was he in Bath?
The Bath Chronicle of 29th April 1841 announced that "The distinguished
poet Wordsworth is at present residing in Bath, where we understand he
will remain until the middle of June". During that time he atttended
the wedding of his only daughter, Dora, at St. James' Church.
In a letter Wordsworth wrote during his stay, he gave his address as
no. 12, North Parade. However the plaque is located at no. 9 (nearest
The text reads
"Here dwelt William Wordsworth b. 1770 d. 1850"
Location map of 9 North Parade:
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