All items: Thomas Lovell Beddoes

In 1817 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, later poet, physician and depressive, was sent to Charterhouse school in London’s Smithfield, where the slaughterhouses, open sewers and catgut factories fed his morbid and ‘moony’ disposition. In the psycho-geography of Beddoes’s dark metropolitan imagination, Ian Thomson traces the sources of both his poetry and his despair.