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Betjeman, Sir John (1906-1984), poet, writer, and broadcaster

Kingsley Amis and Clare Loughlin-Chow

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Betjeman, Sir John (1906-1984), poet, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 28 August 1906 at 52 Parliament Hill Mansions, north London, the only child of Ernest Edward Betjemann (1872-1934), a furniture manufacturer, and his wife, Mabel Bessie Dawson (1879-1952). The family name, of Dutch or German origin, can be traced ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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