Local authors for the community.
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|Author||Date||Association with Amesbury|
|Joseph Addison||1672-1719||Poet, essayist and statesman educated at Amesbury|
|John Gay||1685-1732||Poet and dramatist; lived at Abbey House with the Queensberrys 1729-1732. Wrote most of The Beggar's Opera here.|
|Catherine, Duchess of Queensberry||d. 1777||Friend and correspondent of literary men; lived at Abbey House|
|Richard Hooker||c.1554-1600||Rector of Boscombe when he wrote the first 4 books (part 1) of his 'Laws of Eccesiastical Polity' published 1593.|