Bockhampton – birthplace of Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), novelist and poet, was born in this cottage – built by Hardy’s grandfather, little altered since the family left. Hardy lived there until he was 34 and his early novels Under the Greenwood Tree and Far from the Madding Crowd were written there. Behind it stretches a heath, possibly the inspiration for Egdon Heath, of which Hardy wrote in The Return of the Native. The bulk of Hardy’s work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, sees characters struggle against their passions and circumstances. (Guardian Newspaper)

Hardy's Birthplace, Bockhampton

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