England has a population of around 53,261,633 and covers approximately 50,057 square miles. Here is a list of regions in England: East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands Region, Yorkshire and The Humber.
(Born 1939 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Fiction
A write of childrens novels in the Redwall series among others. Many of the characters in his books where based on the people that Jacques had met.
(Born 1939 in Staffordshire), Photography
Patrick Anson was the 5th Earl of Lichfield. He became one of the most famous photographers of the 20th century.
(Born 1938 in Rudston in East Riding of Yorkshire), Poetry
Ken Smith was a British poet and co-editor of Stand magazine from 1963-1972. One of his works, The Pity won the Gregory Award in 1964.
(Born 1938 in Leytonstone in London), Photography
Famous 20th century fashion and celebrity photographer
Voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.
(Born 1935 in Berry Hill in Gloucestershire), Fiction
Potter was a writer of fiction such as Pennies from Heaven, The Singing Detective and Blue Remembered Hills. He mixed reality and fiction with popular culture.
He was a journalist, writer of short stories, poet and broadcaster. His poem the Fox on a Barn Door is about his view of the countryside of Sussex.
(Born 1931 in Norwood in London), Art
Bridget Riley is a British artist who was born in Norwood, London. After attending Cheltenham Ladies' College, she studied at Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. She is known for her Optical Art, an abstract style which utilises optical effects to engage and stimulate the viewers senses. One of Britain's best known artists, her work appears in major collections around the world.
(Born 1929 in Hereford in West Midlands), Silversmith
Welch trained as a silversmith in Birmingham but was influenced by the modernism of Scandinavian designs and created clean and functional designs.
(Born 1928 in Gloucester in Gloucestershire), Nonfiction
Jane Grigson was an English cookery writer. She wrote her first book Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery in 1967 and went on to write many more cookery books.
Derek Davis developed his ceramics, coming up with several innovative techniques. In 1994 he had an eye operation which afterwards left him unable to work with the pottery kiln, which was when he then started to focus on his painting.
(Born 1924 in Rye in East Sussex)
She became a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1999, for her services to literature. Her well know early works include The Whispering Mountain and Black Hearts in Battersea. Over the year she has written, plays and poems, period and modern novels, supernatural and magic works, non-fiction and worked with illustrators on picture books.. In all she wrote more than a hundred piece, and readers of her works gained many new friends.
(Born 1924 in Deal in Kent), Poetry
Elizabeth Bartlett was a British poet. She worked for the health service and for the Home Care Service and it was in this environment that she was provided with material for some of her most emotive poems.
(Born 1922 in Bitton in Gloucestershire), Fiction
He is perhaps best known for writing The Sheep-Pig. Not heard of it? Well in America it was known as Babe, the Gallant Pig and adapted for film in 1995 as just Babe.
(Born 1917 in Amersham in Buckinghamshire), Sculpture
Known as having a distinguished career as a sculptress.
(Born 1915 in Hampstead in London), Fiction
Forest was a writer of books aimed at a young audience, you may as a child have read her most famous works about the Marlows.
Innes was a prolific novelist with around thirty titles to his name. He also wrote childrens books and non fiction on travel.
A collagist, painter and writer. From 1935 on wards he was a part of the Surrealist movement.
She was without doubt a very popular writer of fiction, Wesley had her last novel Part of the Furniture published in 1997 at age at age 85. It was about a girls life story moving to the West Country and finding her independence and not being just part of the furniture.
(Born 1911 in Ampfield in Hampshire), Fiction
Writer of the well loved and very popular Thomas the tank engine along with many other stories in the railway series of books. He is perhaps better known as the Reverend W. Awdry.
(Born 1911 in Chester in Cheshire), Sculpture
As a noted sculptor, Austin created pieces called The Argument, Ring and Mute 2. You may see his work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
(Born 1910 in Finsbury Park in London), Dance
Dame Markova was a great ballerina and along with Sir Anton Dolin was a founder of the English National Ballet.
(Born 1910 in Norwich in Norfolk), Painting
A self-taught painter in the impressionist and post-impressionist style.
(Born 1907 in London), Nonfiction
A scholar and prolific author of works on Elizabethan, Shakespearean and other theatre.