Thomas Chatterton was born in Bristol on November 20, 1752. He began writing poetry seriously aged ten. Much of what he wrote was presented as the work of Thomas Rowley, a fictitious 15th century monk. The poems re-imagined the heraldic tradition from the perspective of a teenage Chaucer fan. He moved to London to seek his fortune but was found dead in a Shoreditch garrett on August 24 1770, aged 17, poisoned by arsenic and opium and surrounded by torn manuscripts.
released June 24, 2015
Woden is Alice McFarlane and Guy Lochhead. All poems by Thomas Chatterton. The spirit of Thomas Rowley channeled by Jez Stein.