John Betjeman
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"Poetry" Mount Zion (1931)

"Prose" Ghastly Good Taste (1933)

/ spouse = Hon. Penelope Chetwode(m. 1933–1984)

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/ children = Paul Betjeman

Candida Lycett Green

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"Sir John Betjeman", Commander of the Order of the British Empire/CBE (; 28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who (UK)/Who's Who as a "poet and Hack writer/hack". He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1972 until his death.

He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture. Starting his career as a journalist, he ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate and a much-loved figure on British television.

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