John Stanhope Arkwright

ARKWRIGHT, (Sir) John Stanhope. b. Westminster, London, 10 July 1872; d. Presteigne, Radnorshire, 19 Sept 1954. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize for English Poetry in 1895. The son of a Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, he himself became Chief Steward of the City of Hereford. He was a barrister, and Conservative Member of Parliament for Hereford, 1900-1912. He is chiefly known as the author of ‘O valiant hearts, who to your glory came'*, written during the First World War and published in his collection, The Supreme Sacrifice, and Other Poems in Time of War (1919). JRW Further Reading Ian Bradley, ‘Arkwright, Sir John Stanhope (1872-1954)’...

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