Thomas Hardy Died on This Date

Thomas Hardy

British novelist and poet Thomas Hardy died at age 87 on this date in 1928. His second wife, torn over whether or not to give him the private funeral in Dorset that he desired or the more public funeral his admirers demanded, makes a compromise. Hardy’s heart is buried in Dorsetshire with his first wife; his body is interred next to Charles Dickens’s grave in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey.

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