Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, sometimes spelled Wilfred, was an English poet and writer. He and his wife, Lady Anne Blunt travelled in the Middle East and were instrumental in preserving the Arabian horse bloodlines through their farm, the Crabbet Arabian Stud. He was best known for his poetry, which was published in a collected edition in 1914, but also wrote a number of political essays and polemics. Blunt is also known for his views against imperialism, viewed as relatively enlightened for his time.
|Born:||August 17, 1840, Petworth, Sussex, England|
|Died:||September 10, 1922, England|
|Known for:||Poetry, political activist, polemicist, adventurer, Arabian horse breeder|
|Spouse(s):||Anne Isabella Noel Blunt, née King-Noel, 15th Baroness Wentworth|
|Children:||Judith Blunt-Lytton, 16th Baroness Wentworth|
About Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
British poet and author who is most remembered for The Quatrains of Youth. His other works include Satan Absolved: A Victorian Mystery and The Love Sonnets of Proteus.
He worked as a British diplomat for over a decade. He published his debut literary work, Sonnets and Songs, in 1875.
He was a well-known breeder of Arabian horses.
He married Lady Anne Noel in 1869. The couple separated after Lady Anne discovered Blunt’s affairs with Catherine Walters (a courtesan), Jane Morris, and Dorothy Carleton.
He was a friend of British leader Winston Churchill.
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