Henry Gally Knight was the son of a Yorkshire lawyer; he was educated at Eton and before entering Trinity College, Cambridge as a pensioner in 1805. Knight traveled in the East (1810-11) and wrote oriental tales ridiculed by Byron, and architectural studies that seem to have been more successful. He was member of Parliament for Aldborough, Yorkshire (1812-18), Malton (1830), and North Nottinghamshire (1835, 1837).
Iberia's crisis; a fragment of an epic poem. 1809.
Noradin, or the lamps of fate: a dramatic poem. 1809.
Ilderim: a Syrian Tale. 1816.
Phroysne, a Grecian tale. Alashtar, an Arabian tale. 1817.
Eastern sketches, in verse. 1819.
Hannibal in Bithynia: a play. 1839.
Architectural tour in Normandy.
Ecclesiastical architecture of Italy.