Laurence Sterne stone plaque in Coxwold

Shandy Hall. Here dwelt Laurence Sterne many years incumbent of Coxwold. Here he wrote Tristram Shandy, and the Sentimental Journey. Died in London in 1768 aged 55 years.

Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption.

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