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In the 19th century Hampstead was a quiet village. Keats loved being near Hampstead Heath. The pictures are starting points for discovery. Use the question or instruction for each picture to help get you started.

View of Hampstead Heath

David Lucas after John Constable, 1833

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View of Hampstead Heath, David Lucas after John Constable, 1833

Keats moved to Hampstead because he loved the heath. This dramatic picture tells us why. Keats wanted to be close to nature and the heath was quite a wild place in 1818. Constable moved to Hampstead in 1819.

How many different types of animal can be seen in this picture?