William Cowper

This page is about William Cowper who was an English poet and hymwritter. One of the most popular poets of all time. 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life.

Watch the Junior Filmmakers video here:

The video is about reading a poem from William called The Negro's complaint, its about slavery from the viewpoint of a slave written in 1788.


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Cowper and Newton Museum


The Cowper and Newton Museum is original to the Georgian era and is perceived as it would have been when William Cowper was its resident in 1768-1786. Within the Museum's collections are the literary works and personal effects of William Cowper, Showing a detailed insight into the Georgian era and a fine collection of lace and local history artefacts

The Cowper and Newton Museum is a museum in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, in the Borough of Milton Keynes. Celebrating the work and lives of two famous local residents: William Cowper a celebrated 18th-century poet; and John Newton, a prominent slave trader who was curate in the local church.

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William had religious sentiment and association with John Newton's Hymn "Amazing Grace"