Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) was Poet Laureate of the UK during most of Queen Victoria’s reign, and is remembered as one of the leading – perhaps the leading – poet of the day.  A prolific author, some of his poems, such as ‘Ulysses’, ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ (which recounts the events of a battle in the Crimean War) and the series of poems that make up ‘In Memoriam’ (written in memory of his friend, Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet engaged to Tennyson’s sister) remain cornerstones of nineteenth-century British poetry.

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