|Headquarters||Somerset House, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Dame Marina Warner DBE|
|Camilla, Queen Consort|
The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a Learned society in the United KingdomIt was founded in 1820 by king George IV. He create it "to reward people with literary merit and excite literary talent". it is a charity that represents the voice of literature in the UK. The RSL has about 600 Fellows. They are elected from the best writers in any genre currently at work.
List of presidents[change | change source]
|1820–1832||Bishop Thomas Burgess|
|1832–1833||The Lord Dover|
|1834–1845||The Earl of Ripon|
|1849–1851||The Marquess of Northampton|
|1851–1856||The Earl of Carlisle|
|1856–1876||The Rt Rev. Connop Thirlwall (Bishop of St David's until 1874)|
|1876–1884||The Prince Leopold (Duke of Albany from 1881)|
|1885–1893||Sir Patrick Colquhoun|
|1893–1920||The Earl of Halsbury|
|1921–1945||The Marquess of Crewe|
|1946–1947||The Earl of Lytton|
|1947–1982||The Lord Butler of Saffron Walden|
|1982–1988||Sir Angus Wilson|
|1988–2003||The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead|
|2003–2008||Sir Michael Holroyd|
References[change | change source]
- "History". The Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Fellows". The Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "About us — Who we are". The Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Membership". The Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 14 December 2020.