Poets Laureate of the United Kingdom
The Poet Laureate, a member of the royal household, composes poems for state occasions. Carol Ann Duffy became the first woman in the position's 341-year history when chosen for the post in 2009. The Poet Laureate of Britain is normally appointed for life; however, Andrew Motion, named to the post in 1999, accepted the position for ten years.
|John Dryden 1||1668–1689|
|Henry James Pye||1790–1813|
|Alfred Lord Tennyson||1850–1892|
|Sir John Betjeman||1972–1984|
|Carol Ann Duffy||2009–|
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