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Austen Jane

Jane Austen made frequent trips into Kent to visit her brother Edward at Godmersham Park near Canterbury...

Keyes Sidney

Much of Keyes’s solitary youth was spent wandering in the fields and woods which in those days were close by; it was here that he began to acquire the love of birds and other pastoral ideas which often feature in his poems...

Spenser Edmund

Some literary critics have felt that the river-marriage could symbolise the union of England to Queen Elizabeth l where the Medway and its towns, representing the heart of the country’s naval operations at the gateway to the capital, make a fitting partner for a strong sovereign...



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