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Stuart Personalities of Hull

The City of Hull is proud to boast many famous and distinguished personalities, both past and present. There are also one or two infamous characters we'd probably much sooner hide away! There are a great many more we've forgotten, so please add a personality to our lists.
Born Died Name Bio
1621 1678 pdf fileAndrew Marvell Poet, politician and satirist, born in Winestead, Hull. He travelled widely in Europe and became Milton's assistant. He is remembered for his pastoral and love poems, notably ‘To His Coy Mistress’ and ‘Upon Appleton House’. His works were largely ignored until they were revived in the 20th-c, by T S Eliot, who recognized in them an integration of thought and feeling. After becoming an MP (1659), his writing was devoted to pamphlets and satires attacking intolerance and arbitrary government. Bookshelf
Sir John Hotham

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