William Morris Alphabet

William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

In the last decade of his life, Morris decided to learn a new craft. He set up a private press and became a book designer. Original designs as well as Kelmscott Press books are on display. A replica of the Press’ masterpiece, the Kelmscott Chaucer, is available for visitors to leaf through.

William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman, socialist. On display are key works which exemplify the different strands in his life – as a designer, craftsman, storyteller, political activist and poet.

The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

A Kelmscott Press’ masterpiece, the Kelmscott Chaucer, above.

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