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Richards, Henry Brinley

RICHARDS, HENRY BRINLEY (1810-1865), English pianist and composer, was born at Carmarthen, and educated at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where later he was a professor. He took much interest in Welsh music and in the Eisteddfod gatherings. He was a prolific composer, but is perhaps principally remembered for writing the song " God bless the Prince of Wales " (1862), which has been adopted as an English national anthem.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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