Home Of Poet John Keats Reopens After Extensive Refurbishment - 1 of 12

 
Home Of Poet John Keats Reopens After Extensive Refurbishment - 1 of 12
English poet John Keats' death mask is displayed at his house on July 22, 2009 in London, England. Keats' House, the former home of renowned English poet John Keats, is to reopen to the public after recent refurbishment. The Grade I-listed house in Hampstead has been transformed thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £420,000. Keats lived in the house from 1818 to 1820 and it was here that he wrote 'Ode to a Nightingale' and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the girl next door. It was from this house that he travelled to Rome, where he died of tuberculosis aged just 25.
(July 21, 2009 - Source: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe)