John Keats – Born on 31 October 1795 | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


John Keats – Born on 31 October 1795

‘You are always new. The last of your kisses were ever the sweetest, the last smile the brightest, the last movement the gracefullest…’ – John Keats in a letter to Fanny Brawne
John Keats
John Keats was born in Moorgate, London, on 31 October 1795.

Included below is a newspaper story from 1891 about the sale of one of the most famous letters that Keats wrote to Fanny Brawne.

What price love? The letter sold for £55, which is about £3,300 in today’s money.

John Keats love letter
Love letter of John Keats sold | Edinburgh Evening News | 21 November 1891

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