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Alan Titchmarsh is a huge fan of British music and every Saturday morning at 10.30, he shares a piece of music associated with a British composer or place. Is there a piece connected with where you live or somewhere you like to visit? You can request your British Discovery using the form below.
Rightly titled, 'And did those feet in ancient time', this short poem was written by William Blake as part of the preface to his epic 'Milton - a Poem'. Sir Hubert Parry set it to music in 1916 and the song was taken up by the Suffragettes in 1917, becoming the Women Voters' Hymn and later the anthem for the Women's Institute. King George V reportedly said that he preferred 'Jerusalem' over 'God Save the King' as the national anthem.
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