English Writers and Their Hometowns

(Last Updated On: November 11, 2018)


I am not sure about you but I know exactly the moment I fell in love with England. It was back when I first came across Canterbury Tales written by the father of English literature Geoffrey Chaucer. These masterpiece is written in Middle English, and I had my share struggling to understand not only Chaucer`s English, but many other poems and stories written in the centuries following the Norman invasion.

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So I started doing some research and I came across the tavern in Southwark that made me curious about London. I had to follow the path of the pilgrims and I learned about Canterbury. My love for England reached a crescendo when I spent a whole year reading Shakespeare, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out I can stay with a host family in England.

After seeing some of the major sights I came to an idea to follow the path of some of the authors that I have spent sleepless nights reading their works.

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Shakespeare`s England

Shakespeare`s Globe is a an exact replica of the original Elizabethan theater where you can find out about the costumes and musical instruments used in the Elizabethan era or see one of the many Shakespeare`s plays in the open air. There is another place that is of great importance, Stratford-upon-Avon, the birth place of William Shakespeare. On the Henley Street you can find the restored 16th century house, which is believed to be the house where the author spent his childhood years.

Chaucer`s England

If you visit Canterbury you will have the chance to experience Chaucer`s famous tales. Join the pilgrims from the Tabard Inn to Canterbury Cathedral. 5 of the most popular tales are brought to life thanks to the talented guides who are dressed in costumes. If you need more information about this tour you can find it here on this link. You can end your visit with a boat ride on the River Stour through the heart of Canterbury and see some of the sights from a different perspective.

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Brontë`s England

Haworth, Yorkshire is a literary mecca since it is the home of the famous Bronte sisters. I believe that any hopeless romantic knows the love story of Catherine and Heathcliff described in Wuthering Heights. You can visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum which was the home of Charlotte, Emily and Anne. They have spent most of their lives and wrote their novels in their family home.

Jane Austin`s England

If you follow the life line of one of the most popular writers, Jane Austen you will end up visiting 3 places that were major part of her life, Bath, Chawton and Winchester. Her novels describe social and domestic life during the Regency England, a period well known for romantic fiction. In Bath you can see the house where Jane Austin used to live and there is also the Jane Austin Center which is a museum dedicated to her life. The writer moved with her mother and sister to Chawton after her father`s death and here you can see her house which is where she started writing 2 of her most popular works Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice.

Austin moved to Winchester to seek medical help and you can pay your respect on her grave in Winchester Cathedral.


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Have you ever thought how awesome it would be to visit the place where you favorite author used to live? I had the chance to visit the birthplace of #skaespeare, #janeausten and many more while I was in #england.





Author: Elena

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    Clarice Lao

    November 13, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    OMG@ These places look like they have been taken out of a postcard or a book. It would be wonderful to visit Haworth. I have read a lot of great stories plus, it’s the home of one of my favorite authors.

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    Samantha Donnelly

    November 13, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Beautful scenery, there really are some beautiful paces around England

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    Rhian Westbury

    November 14, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I really want to go to Stratford Upon Avon and see all of the Shakespeare bits as it looks like such a pretty place. The UK is full of so much literacy history x

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    blair villanueva

    November 14, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Oh my, and their homes are still standing proudly?! Are these open as tourists’ attractions only? I guess you got so much inspiration.

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    Becca Wilson

    November 14, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    i absolutely love the history of what their home places looked like while they were writing. This is so very interesting!

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    November 14, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I would love to explore more of England, there’s so much to see. Especially in the countryside. There’s so much history.

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    November 14, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Love this take on England! I fell in love after reading Enid Blyton books as a kid and then Jane Austen books. I can’t believe the actual place where Pride and Prejudice was written still stands!

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    November 15, 2018 at 12:21 am

    It would be so fun to go on a road trip and check out these places! They look like neat places to explore and see how the authors were inspired in their daily lives.

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    Elizabeth O

    November 15, 2018 at 7:02 am

    What a perfect place to visit on and they look so very relaxing and great place to hang on.

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    David Elliott

    November 15, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Those are all classic English Authors from different Eras. It would be fun to visit during their hayday. I loved going to see the Globe Theater as I’m a Shakespeare nut. But I think going to Chaucer’s hometown would have been quite an experience as well.

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    November 15, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Interesting English history here. I didn’t know most of these. I love the English history. I read many Shakespeare books.

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    November 16, 2018 at 1:16 am

    I can easily see how these towns can inspire anyone to write. I’d love to visit them someday!

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    Whitney Kutch

    November 16, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    What a beautiful little town! You can just feel the history and all of the stories that it holds by looking at the pictures!

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    November 20, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Oh my gosh, those places are awesome… Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful post… Can you please write a post about top 10 or 5 books to read this winter??

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