Arthur Machen


Arthur Machen penned ‘The Bowman’, the Evening News short story published in 1914 about the spirits of St.George and the Agincourt archers which appeared at The Battle of Mons to rally the British troops. Arthur wrote ‘The Great God Pan’ and ‘The Hill of Dreams’. He influenced H.P. Lovecraft and was admired by Oscar Wilde, Clark Ashton Smith and W. B. Yeats. Arthur is Considered to be the father of Weird Fiction.

Arthur Machen lived at Lynwood on the High Street of Old Amersham, died in a nursing home in Beaconsfield and is buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Amersham.

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