John Freeth blue plaque in Birmingham

John Freeth the Birmingham Poet of Bell Street 1731-1808

John Freeth (1731 – 29 September 1808), also known as Poet Freeth and who published his work under the pseudonym John Free, was an English innkeeper, poet and songwriter. As the owner of Freeth's Coffee House between 1768 and his death in 1808, he was major figure in the political and cultural life of Birmingham during the Midlands Enlightenment.

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