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28/12/1984 Ted Hughes is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen

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A Tribute To The Poet Ted Hughes

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Jonathan Bate introduces Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life

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Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life

Ted Hughes was an English poet and children's writer. Hughes was appointed Poet Laureate following Sir John Betjeman. It was later known that Hughes was the second choice for the appointment. Philip Larkin, the preferred nominee, had declined, because of ill health, dying a year later.
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