Taras Shevchenko


Taras Shevchenko: The poet of Ukrainian freedom

Posted on February 25th, by Sean Creighton in History. 1 Comment

As the recent events in Ukraine throw the country into turmoil, Sean Creighton looks at the life of a Ukrainian poet who fought for the freedom of his country using words

A few years before he set up home in Upper Norwood, the African American actor Ira Aldridge toured Russia in 1858 and 1859. Among those who reacted to his acting with rapture was ‘the … Read More »