1890s People
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Laurence Housman
By Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
Born in 1865 in rural Worcestershire at his father’s ancestral home, Perry Hall, Bromsgrove, Laurence Housman was the sixth of seven children. The Housman children were a close-knit group of highly literary, artistic and intellectual siblings whose childhood play included writing sonnets and acting plays of their own composition.