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DescriptionPoetLength of Term/Monarch
1668-1688/1st poet laureate/Absalom and Achitophel/Marriage a la Mode/Mac Flecknoe/The Conquest of Granada/Astaea Redux/A song for St. Cecilia's Day20 years/Charles II
1813-1843/Lake Poet/contemporary of Coleridge & Wordsworth/After Blenheim/Thalaba the Destroyer/Madoc/The Curse of Kehama/Roderick the Last of the Goths/The Inchcape Rock30 years/George III
1843-1850/'The Lucy Poems'/The Prelude/Ode to Duty/To the Cuckoo/Lucy Gray/She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways/Daffodils/The Solitary Reaper/The World Is Too Much With Us7 years/Victoria
1850-1892/longest serving/In Memoriam/Ulysses/Crossing the Bar/The Lady of Shalott/Idylls of the King/The Charge of the Light Brigade42 years/Victoria
1930-1967/The Everlasting Mercy/Sea-Fever/The Midnight Folk/The Box of Delights/Laugh & Be Merry/Salt-Water Ballads37 years/George V, Edward VIII, George VI, Elizabeth II
1972-1984/Slough/Crematorium/Death in Leamington/The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel/A Subaltern's Love Song/Diary of a Church Mouse/The Last Laugh12 years/Elizabeth II
1984-1998/The Hawk in the Rain/Crow/Tales from Ovid/Shakespeare & the Goddess of Complete Being/Last Letter/Wolfwatching/Birthday Letters/Moortown14 years/Elizabeth II
1999-2009/1st to serve 10 yr term (not life)/Passing On/The Life of Harry Patch/The Dog of the Light Brigade/The Gardener/Rhapsodies/Holy Island/The New World/Pleasure Steamers10 years/Elizabeth II
2009-2019/Standing Female Nude/Selling Manhattan/Mean Time/Rapture 10 years/Elizabeth II
2019-present/Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid/Xanadu/Kid/Book of Matches/translations of Homer's Odyssey & Sir Gawain & the Green Knight10 year term/Elizabeth II

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