Francis Turner Palgrave

Francis Turner Palgrave

Francis Turner Palgrave was born in 1824 and educated at Charterhouse and Oxford University. After ten years in the education department of the civil service, he was appointed professor of poetry at Oxford University. He published three volumes of his own poetry, but is best remembered for compiling The Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics, which was first published in 1861. He died in 1897.