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Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.

He is supposed to have lodged at 1, Amery Street in Alton for a time. A plaque sits above the door that reads: ‘Here lived Edmund Spenser Poet – 1590’.


'I am delighted to have been appointed Head of Spenser House this year.  I hope to build energy, enthusiasm and a healthy dose of competitive spirit within the Spenser community.  We will aspire to be victorious in all our events, to belong and feel a sense of pride as a member of Spenser House and finally to achieve the ultimate prize at the end of the year: the House cup!

Mrs Rebecca Chads
Head of Spenser House