William Blake final resting place

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William-Black-New-Grave-Stone-2018Carol and Luis Garrido had always had a fascination for the man who wrote poems such as ‘The Tyger’ and ‘And did those feet in ancient time’, better known as Jerusalem, England’s unofficial national anthem, as well as art and engravings that have inspired artistic movements.
When they decided to visit Bunhill Fields in London to find his grave in 2004, they discovered only a stone saying that the remains of Blake and his wife Catherine Sophia lay “near by”.

After two years of research, they pinpointed the exact site, and after years of fundraising, the Blake Society has been able to mark the spot with an official memorial, to be inaugurated with addresses by Philip Pullman, the Blake Society president and novelist whose His Dark Materials trilogy draws on Blake’s works, the musician Jah Wobble, comedian Will Franken, and other prominent Blakeans.

more detailed account at the Guardian web site

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/aug/11/how-amateur-sleuths-finally-tracked-down-burial-place-william-blake

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