Charles Causley (1917–2003) was a Cornish poet and dramatist of great distinction.
Born in Launceston, he spent most of his life in the town, where he taught at the local primary school after serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Causley wrote numerous collections of verse and was also a prolific children’ poet. In 1958, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and awarded a CBE in 1986.
Regarded as a cornerstone of contemporary Anglo-Cornish literature, Causley wrote drama for much of his life, most of it unpublished until now.