List of Poet Laureates of The United Kingdom



The British Poet Laureate is an honorary position appointed by the monarch of the United Kingdom on the advice of the Prime Minister

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Poet laureate,Birth and death,Appointed by,Dates of laureateshipJohn Dryden,1631-1700,Charles II,13 April 1668 - January 1688Thomas Shadwell,c. 1640-1692,William III and Mary II,9 March 1689 - 19 or 20 November 1692Nahum Tate,1652-1715,William III and Mary II,23 December 1692 - 30 July 1715Nicholas Rowe,1674-1718,George I,1 August 1715 - 6 December 1718Laurence Eusden,1688-1730,George I,10 December 1718 - 27 September 1730Colley Cibber,1671-1757,George II,3 December 1730 - 12 December 1757William Whitehead,1715-1785,George II,19 December 1757 - 14 April 1785Thomas Warton,1728-1790,George III,20 April 1785 - 21 May 1790Henry James Pye,1745-1813,George III,28 July 1790 - 11 August 1813Robert Southey,1774-1843,George III,12 August 1813 - 21 March 1843William Wordsworth,1770-1850,Victoria,6 April 1843 - 23 April 1850"Alfred, Lord Tennyson",1809-1892,Victoria,19 November 1850 - 6 October 1892Alfred Austin,1835-1913,Victoria,1 January 1896 - 2 June 1913Robert Bridges,1844-1930,George V,25 July 1913 - 21 April 1930John Masefield,1878-1967,George V,9 May 1930 - 12 May 1967Cecil Day-Lewis,1904-1972,Elizabeth II,2 January 1968 - 22 May 1972John Betjeman,1906-1984,Elizabeth II,20 October 1972 - 19 May 1984Ted Hughes,1930-1998,Elizabeth II,28 December 1984 - 28 October 1998Andrew Motion,1952-,Elizabeth II,19 May 1999 - May 2009Carol Ann Duffy,1955-,Elizabeth II,1 May 2009 -,,,www.downloadexcelfiles.com,,,