John Keats in Chichester:
Recuperation and Inspiration
John Keats, poet of the Romantic period, was invited to Chichester at the beginning of 1819 in order to recuperate following the shock of the death of his brother. It is true that he only spent a few days in the city before moving on to stay close to Stansted House. However, he found the medieval atmosphere of the cathedral precincts and the old fashioned streets so inspirational, that began composing one of his most well-known epics whilst staying in Eastgate Square.
The story of Keats life is outlined and the details of his stay in the Chichester area are looked at in depth using quotes from his letters and plenty of photos of the places he visited.