Percy Bysshe Shelley is another critically acclaimed English Romantic poet, and one with an impressive social circle.
He counted Lord Byron and John Keats amongst his friends, and the author of ‘Frankenstein’, Mary Shelley, was his second wife.
Percy produced lyrical poetry like no other and anthologies such as ‘Ode to the West Wind’, ‘Ozymandias’ and ‘The Masque of Anarchy’ are some of the most famous. He also wrote plays such as ‘Prometheus Unbound’, and lengthy stand-alone poetic works.
He drowned, aged 29, in July 1822.