Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Thomas Gray has written one of his career-best poems “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” between 1746 and 1750. It is an elegy. Though the poem is written to mourn the death of the poor and simple villagers buried in the rural churchyard, it is basically a poem to mourn the loss of the simple […]

Who was Oliver Cromwell ?

In “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”, there is a reference to Oliver Cromwell who ruled England from 1649 to 1658. He was in the Army under the command of King Charles-I. Later on, he supported the puritan leaders who protested against the miss-rule of Charles-I. He fought against the Army of the King and […]