Episode 26

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Season: 5 Episode: 26

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a key English poet and critic in the Romantic Movement. He significantly contributed to the creation of the Lyrical Ballads. A close friend of William Wordsworth, Coleridge was known for his innovative ideas in poetry, philosophy, politics, society, and language. His work greatly influenced literary criticism and the appreciation of Shakespeare.

In this episode, we take a look at the life of a man who has influenced the world of literature in many ways.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Steve Sheperd

Richard Holmes - Molly Jefferies


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The Friends of Coleridge

"Samuel Taylor Coleridge's remains rediscovered in wine cellar". The Guardian. (12 April 2018)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. Wiltshire Council.

The Coleridge Trust

To donate to the refurbishment of Coleridge's final resting place, you can click here


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