The Death of John Keble

On the 29th of March, 1866, the notable churchman and poet John Keble dies, followed soon by his wife Charlotte on the 11th of May. This sparks an almost immediate reaction of reflection on his legacy as a writer and church leader across England. Numerous publications consider his life and work in the following years, many focusing on his most influential text: the collection of poems liturgically organized in The Christian Year. In the five years that followed Keble’s death, his name is celebrated with a major biography and a college at Oxford (pictured here) which would be dedicated to the teachings of the Church of England. He and his wife are burred at the All Saints Churchyard in Hursley.

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The end of the month Spring 1866