Walking along Redcliffe Way Mr Monkey saw a slightly odd building, which had part of another building's wall attached to one corner. A plaque told him that it was the birthplace of the poet Thomas Chatterton, famous for 'discovering' medieval poetry that he'd written himself, not getting paid for his work, and for romantically poisoning himself at the age of 17. The spare wall used to belong to the school Chatterton's father worked at, and was added to the house when the school was demolished in 1940.
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