Thursday, 6 August 2009

Poetic People (21): Tennyson

Yesterday, 5 August, marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Lord Tennyson, one of our greatest poets and Poet Laureates. He was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire on August 6, 1809. He died on 6 October 1892 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, where he has a memorial bust and gravestone in Poets' Corner.

and his wife, Emily, spent part of their married life at Farringford on the Isle of Wight. Profits from the publication of his poem, Maud, enabled the poet to buy the house, which he had previously been renting.

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