Henry Lintott

Lady Margaret Sackville, 1881 - 1963. Poet

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Born in London to the Earl and Countess De La War, Lady Margaret Sackville was a poet and children’s author. Little is known about her early years, but at sixteen she was ‘discovered’ by the poet Wilfrid Scawen, who became a friend and admirer. During the First World War Sackville published ‘The Pageant of War’, a collection of anti-war poems that criticised women’s support of the war as betrayal of their sons. She spent much of her adult life in Midlothian and Edinburgh, where she was a member of the Whitehouse Terrace salon, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the first president of the Scottish PEN. In 1936 she moved to Cheltenham, where she lived until her death in 1963.

Henry Lintott

Henry Lintott