1881 – Lascelles Abercrombie was born on January 9, 1881, in Cheshire.
1895-1900 – He was privately educated at Malvern College, before reading Chemistry at Owen’s College, Manchester.
1911 – He and his wife moved to Dymock in Gloucestershire, part of a community which included Rupert Brooke and Edward Thomas.
1922 – He was appointed Professor of English at Leeds University.
1929-1935 – He moved on to the University of London, and a prestigious readership at Oxford University. He wrote a series of works on the nature of poetry, and several volumes of original verse, that were collected in ‘Poems’ (1930). In the same year he published separately his most important poem, ‘The Sale of Saint Thomas’ in six ‘Acts’. He was the brother of the architect Patrick Abercrombie.