To Althea, from Prison
by Richard Lovelace
To Althea, from Prison Resources
Check out a short biography of Lovelace.
This page contains links to all of Lovelace's poems.
This site is devoted to the Cavalier Poets of the seventeenth century, of which Richard Lovelace was one.
Here's a great overview of the conflict of which Lovelace was a part.
A (pretty creepy) animated drawing reads the poem in an accent that mimics the way people spoke in England "back then."
Here's a British folk-rock group's Lovelace-inspired song, from their album Nine (1973). Rock on!
Here's an accomplished reading by one Barnaby Edwards.
Here's a reading that allows you to follow along!
Check out this famous painting of Lovelace, with his armor on.
Here's another drawing of Lovelace.
Here's a painting of Charles I—whom Lovelace supported during the English Civil War—and his wife, Henrietta of France.
This drawing is of the woman that may have been "Althea" and Lovelace's fiancée.
Own the poem—in the flesh!
Need more Cavalier poetry? Well, look no further!
Movies & TV
Sorry, gang. We didn't think up the title. At any rate, check out this mini-series on what life was like for English folks during the English Civil War and Lovelace's time.