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How amateur sleuths finally tracked down the burial place of William Blake

On the 191st anniversary of his death, fans and artists will unveil new headstone and pay homage to poet’s work
William Blake’s headstone in Bunhill Fields, a former burial ground, in London. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

When the stone marking William Blake’s grave is unveiled this afternoon, on the 191st anniversary of the poet and painter’s death, it will also mark the conclusion of 14 years of detective work and campaigning for two of his admirers.

Carol and Luis Garrido had always had a fascination for the man who wrote poems such as and , England’s unofficial national anthem, as well as art and engravings that have inspired artistic movements.

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