James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)James Elroy Flecker was educated at Dean Close School, Cheltenham, where his father was headmaster, and at Uppingham and Trinity College, Oxford.
After university he joined the Diplomatic Service, spending time in Constantinople and Beirut. In 1913 he went to Switzerland to seek a cure for his tuberculosis but died there two years later at the age of 31.
He produced a prolific volume of poetry during his short life including The Bridge of Fire (1907), Forty-Two Poems (1911), The Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913), and The Old Ships (1915).
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