NEWDIGATE, SIR ROGER
- born in Warwickshire; represented Oxford in Parliament, and founded the Newdigate Prize for the best English poem by an undergraduate; the winners of it have since distinguished themselves, chiefly in letters (1719-1806).
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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