Robert Bridges was Poet Laureate from 1913 to 1930. Achieving literary recognition late in life, he initially trained as a doctor, but ironically, due to ill health, he was forced to retire from his chosen profession prematurely. After abandoning his medical practice, he dedicated himself exclusively to literary research and composition, often compounding his descriptive precision and distinct rhythms with themes pertaining to his deep Christian faith.
The Rebecca riots were more than just a protest movement against the tolls. The concept of “Rebecca” still resonates in Wales to this day.