- NAME: T.H. White
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Journalist, Author, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: May 29, 1906
- DEATH DATE: January 17, 1964
- Did You Know?: Writers such as J.K. Rowling and Lev Grossman have credited T.H. White with being an influence on their own work.
- EDUCATION: Cheltenham College, University of Cambridge, Queen's College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Bombay (now Mumbai), India
- PLACE OF DEATH: Piraeus, Greece
- Full Name: Terence Hanbury White
- AKA: Terence White
- AKA: T.H. White
- AKA: Terence H. White
- Nickname: Tim White
- AKA: James Aston (pseudonym)
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English writer T.H. White became known for his series of novels about King Arthur, which were collected together in The Once and Future King (1958).
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Despite his other endeavors, White was best known for his stories about King Arthur. As he reaped increasing financial rewards for these works—in addition to the popularity of the musical Camelot, the Walt Disney animated movie The Sword in the Stone (1963) was a hit as well—he wrote less frequently.
White spent much of his life alone. This was perhaps because his childhood made relationships difficult—White described his father as a violent alcoholic and his mother as possessive and callous—or because he wanted to avoid his homosexual and sadomasochistic leanings. Whatever their cause, White's demons likely contributed to his heavy drinking.
After World War II—during which White lived in Ireland—he relocated to Alderney, one of the Channel Islands. Having visited the United States on a lecture tour, White was onboard a ship in Piraeus, Greece, when his body was found in his cabin on January 17, 1964. He was 57 years old at the time.
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