Keats, ‘to Autumn’, and the New Men of Winchester

  title={Keats, ‘to Autumn’, and the New Men of Winchester},
  author={Richard Joseph Marggraf Turley and Jayne Elisabeth Archer and Howard Thomas},
  journal={The Review of English Studies},
It is generally accepted that John Keats composed his ode ‘To Autumn’ following leisurely daily walks along the water-meadows south of the market city of Winchester. The present article brings together new archival evidence to suggest that the ‘eastern extremity’ of Winchester, St Giles’s Hill—cornfields in 1819, we show, as well as the site of a major fair—in fact provides direct inspiration for the sights and sounds of the famous ode. This new topography enables us to see hitherto unsuspected… 

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