200 years ago Keats walked from Chichester to Bedhampton

On Saturday 23 January 1819, Keats and Brown left Chichester (where they had stayed with John Dilke’s parents) and walked to The Old Mill House at Bedhampton, where Keats would stay with John and Letitia Snook (Dilke’s sister and brother-in-law) and their children (“I was nearly a fortnight and Mr John Snook’s”).
For lovers of Keats’s poetry it was an important fortnight, as it was here that he would compose most of ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’.

[Image of The Old Mill House at Bedhampton, from Pinterest]

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