Welcome to The British Literary Ballads Archive, a site dedicated to a unique genre of literary imitations of traditional ballads. The site contains a growing archive of over 700 poems, as well as short biographical sketches of the poets who wrote them.

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The Chronological Periods of Literary Balladists 1800~1859

 1800〜1819 1820〜1839  1840〜1859

Macaulay, Thomas B. (1800-59)

Taylor, Sir Henry (1800-86)

Landon, Letitia Elizabeth (1802-38)

Praed, Winthrop Mackworth (1802- 39)

Chambers, Robert (1802-71)

Griffin, Gerald (1803-40)

Hawker, Robert Stephen (1803-75)

Ainsworth, W. Harrison (1805-82)

Sterling, John (1806-44)

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-61)

Tennyson, Alfred (1809-92)

Blackie, John Stuart (1809-95)

Ferguson, Samuel (1810-86)

Thackeray, W. M. (1811-63)

Scott, William Bell (1811-90)

Browning, Robert (1812-89)

Aytoun, William E. (1813-65)

Davis, Thomas Osborne (1814-45)

MacKay, Charles (1814-89)

De Vere, Aubrey (1814-1902)

Duffy, C. Gavan (1816-1903)

Taylor, Tom (1817-80)

Kingsley, Charles (1819-75)

Eliot, George (1819-80)

Manson, James B. (?1820-68)

Ingelow, Jean (1820-97)

Locker-Lampson, Frederick (1821-95)

Arnold, Matthew (1822-88)

Cory, William Johnson (1823-92)

Dobell, Sydney (1824-74)

Allingham, William (1824-89)

MacDonald, George (1824-1905)

Craik, Mrs (Dinah Maria Mulock) (1826-87)

Collins, Mortimer (1827-76)

Thornbury, George Walter (1828-76)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-82)

Meredith, George (1828-1909)

Massey, Gerald (1828-1907)

Rossetti, Christina Georgina (1830-94)

Evans, Sebastian (1830-1909)

Calverley, Charles Stuart (1831-84)

Lytton, E. R. B. ('Owen Meredith') (1831-91)

Craig-Knox, Isabella (1831-1903)

Carroll, Lewis (1832-98)

Brooke, Stopford A. (1832-1916)

Morris, William (1834-96)

Garnett, Richard (1835-1906)

Austin, Alfred (1835-1913)

Gilbert, W. S. (1836-1911)

Swinburne, A. C. (1837-1909)

Dobson, Henry Austin (1840-1921)

Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928)

Buchanan, Robert W. (1841-1901)

Traill, Henry Duff (1842-1900)

Payne, John (1842-1916)

Lang, Andrew (1844-1912)

Bridges, Robert (1844-1930)

Graves, Alfred Perceval (1846-1931)

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-94)

Wilde, Oscar (1856-1900)

Davidson, John (1857-1909)

Robinson, A. M. F. (1857-1944)

Housman, A. E. (1859-1936)