Palgrave, Francis Turner


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Palgrave, Francis Turner,

1824–97, English poet and anthologist; eldest son of Sir Francis PalgravePalgrave, Sir Francis
, 1788–1861, English historian. His antiquarian interests led him to edit with scrupulous accuracy and to publish a number of historical records, such as the Rotuli Curiae Regis
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. Educated at Oxford, where he began his lifelong friendship with TennysonTennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron
, 1809–92, English poet. The most famous poet of the Victorian age, he was a profound spokesman for the ideas and values of his times.
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, he was an official in the government education department until he became professor of poetry (1885–95) at Oxford. He is remembered as the editor of a famous anthology, The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language (1861). Its revised version and his many other anthologies were also popular. Of his own verse, The Visions of England (1881) and a few hymns are the best.

Bibliography

See biography by G. F. Palgrave (1899).