Wordsworth250: Online Celebrations and Royal Mail issues ‘Romantic Poets’ stamps

By Anna Mercer

Tomorrow – 7 April 2020 – is William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday.

Look out for exciting virtual celebrations from Wordsworth Grasmere on social media:

Wordsworth Grasmere Twitter: Follow #Wordsworth250 @WordsworthGras @CuratorWT@WTdirector.

Wordsworth Grasmere: Facebook, Instagram.

You can also check out their YouTube channel.

More news for Wordsworth’s birthday…

‘The Romantic Poets – Special Stamp Issues’

Royal Mail issues 10 new Special Stamps on the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth.

The stamps also celebrate other major Romantic poets: William Blake; John Keats; Lord Byron; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Mary Robinson; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Walter Scott; John Clare; and Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

Each stamp uses an extract from one of their most popular and enduring works, along with a specially-commissioned illustration that reflects the theme of the poem.

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Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=2956