Poets Laureate (UK)

Laureateship
Poet
Unofficial Holders
 
 
1619-37 Ben Jonson
1638-?
 
Sir William D'Avenant
Official Holders
 
 
1668-89 John Dryden
1689-92 Thomas Shadwell
1692-1715 Nahum Tate
1715-18 Nicholas Rowe
1718-30 Laurence Eusden
1730-57 Colley Cibber
1757-85 William Whitehead
1785-90 Thomas Warton
1790-1813 Henry James Pye
1813-43 Robert Southey
1843-50 William Wordsworth
1850-92 Alfred Lord Tennyson
1896-1913 Alfred Austin
1913-30 Robert Bridges
1930-67 John Masefield
1968-72 Cecil Day-Lewis
1972-84 Sir John Betjeman
1984-98 Ted Hughes
1999-2009 Andrew Motion
2009 Carol Ann Duffy
   
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