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Tea Towel: Invictus

"I am the master of my fate, I am the Captain of my soul."


From the pen of English author William Ernest Henley comes this "Invictus" inspired tea towel.  

William Ernest Henley (1849 – 1903) was an English poet and writer. Starting when he was 12 years old, Henley suffered from tuberculosis of the bone which eventually led to the amputation of his left leg below the knee. His early life was full of physical pain but Henley was determined to live a life of his choosing, hopping, laughing, and seeking new adventures even through his suffering. Henley eventually was fitted with a wooden leg and became the model for Long John Silver in “Treasure Island” (written by Henley’s friend Robert Louis Stevenson). Henley's poem “Invictus” serves as an enduring reminder to carry on in the face of difficulty and despair, for your soul knows that you are unconquerable! 


About this towel:

Designed and hand printed by Barrow Bookstore just for you.

100% cotton base, off-white color.

Black ink

~18" x 24" with sewn in hanging loop in top left corner.

Care: Machine wash cool, tumble dry low. 



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Tea Towel: Invictus

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