The following was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones was born in 1833 in Birmingham, England, the son of the owner of a small framing business. His mother died within a week of his birth. He was educated at King Edward's School in Birmingham, and since he was gifted at drawing, attended a government School of Design on three evenings a week from 1848. In 1853 he went to Exeter College, Oxford, with the intention of eventually entering the Church. There he met William Morris, who was to become his lifelong friend and an associate in a number of decorative projects.
Early in 1858 Burne-Jone
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