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William Morris was born on 24th of March
1834 and died on 3rd of October 1896. He
was a textile and furniture designer, an
English architect, artist, writer, and socialist
associated with the Pre-Raphaelite
Brotherhood and English Arts and Crafts
William Morris was born in Walthamstow in
East London. Morris was educated at Oxford
and Marlborough.
Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction,
and translations of ancient and medieval texts
throughout his life. His best-known works
include the Defense of Guinevere and Other
Poems in 1858, The Earthly Paradise (1868­1870), A Dream of
John Ball and the utopian News from Nowhere.
Morris was born at Elm House, Walthamstow, on 24 of March
1834, the third child and the eldest son of William Morris, a
partner in the firm of Sanderson & Co., bill brokers in the City of
London. His mother was Emma Shelton, daughter of Joseph
Shelton, a teacher of music in Worcester, and the son of John
Shelton, proctor in the consistory court of that city. As a child
Morris was delicate but studious. He learned to read very early,
and by the time he was four years old he was familiar with most
of the Waverley novels. When he was six the family moved to
Woodford Hall, where new opportunities for an out-of-door life
brought the boy health and vigour. He rode about Epping Forest,
sometimes in a toy suit of armour, where he became a close
observer of animal nature and was able to recognize any bird
upon the wing.

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At the same time he continued to read whatever came in his way
and was particularly attracted by the stories in the Arabian
Nights and by the designs in Gerard's Herbal. He studied with his
sisters' governess until he was nine, when he was sent to a school
at Walthamstow. In his thirteenth year, his father died, leaving the
family well-to-do.…read more

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