Simon Armitage. English poet, playwright and novelist who was appointed Poet Laureate on 10 May 2019. He is professor of poetry at the University of Leeds. He grew up in Marsden.
Simon Armitage. English poet, playwright and novelist who was appointed Poet Laureate on 10 May 2019. He is professor of poetry at the University of Leeds. He grew up in Marsden.

In pictures: Are these the nine greatest ever Yorkshiremen?

We take a look at some of Yorkshires most outstanding male talents.

By Zoe Drye
Monday, 7th March 2022, 1:08 pm
Updated Monday, 7th March 2022, 2:53 pm

Yorkshire has long produced heroic men from all walks of life, from science to sport and culture to comedy. We look at some of our most outstanding male talents.

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