Alfred Tennyson

Standard Name: Tennyson, Alfred
Used Form: Alfred Lord Tennyson


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Anthologization Felicia Hemans
Early Blossoms, A Collection of Poems Written Between Eight and Fifteen Years of Age, published in 1840 with a memoir of FH at the price of a shilling, actually reprinted the text of FH
Cultural formation Hannah Cullwick
To all eyes she lived as Munby's servant; she often still slept in the basement kitchen. In the evenings, however, she played the role of a lady wife, sitting with Munby in the parlour, conversing...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Biographers have tended to adopt Robert Browning's scornful skepticism of the spiritualist movement, but it was not a fringe phenomenon. EBB was, historian Alex Owen argues, characteristic of those attracted to spiritualism by its deeply...
Dedications Anne Thackeray Ritchie
The volume is dedicated to Tennyson and his wife Emily .
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray. From an Island: A Story and Some Essays. B. Tauchnitz.
Dedications Emily Faithfull
The most important publication of the Victoria Press to the history of women's printing and publishing is undoubtedly The Victoria Regia (1861). This literary gift book, edited by Adelaide Procter and dedicated by permission to...
Education Ruth Padel
She found school work (at Byron House school in Highgate and then at the highly academic North London Collegiate ) difficult. She always got an A for English essays, although she would write a short...
Education Emily Hickey
She demonstrated an early interest in reading. Scott , Tennyson , and Barrett Browning numbered among her early favourites. Her father, however, did not allow her to read Shakespeare , as he was repelled by...
Education Rudyard Kipling
Even during the years of the detested Southsea school RK was developing an appreciation for literature. He writes of being surprised when reading (something Mrs Holloway forced him to do under threat of punishment) turned...
Education Dorothy Wellesley
She also furthered her own education by early-morning visits to the library, sometimes permitted though sometimes stopped, during which she read everything I could lay hands on, including Tennyson , Matthew Arnold , Swift 's...
Education Winifred Peck
WP 's next school was one run at Eastbourne by a Miss Quill, and which she and her sister attended as day-girls. The school was selected by the great-aunt to whose house they were sent...
Education Elinor Glyn
As a girl, the future EG loved to hear Tennyson 's poetry, especially the Idylls of the King (published from 1859), many of which she learned by heart. She also adored George MacDonald 's The...
Education Denise Levertov
DL never went to school, but was educated at home by her mother up to the age of twelve. She then began ballet lessons (for which she had a passion, but which caused her to...
Education Florence Dixie
Lady Florence was at first educated at home in Scotland. After a first, unsuccessful attempt to place her in a convent she had, in France, an Irish Catholic governess whom she calls Miss O'Leary...
Education Jean Ingelow
In later years she expanded her reading to include Shakespeare , Southey , Scott , Wordsworth , and Tennyson . She also read Henry Drummond 's Natural Law in the Spiritual World and hisTropical Africa and Charles Lamb 's Letters.
Some Recollections of Jean Ingelow and Her Early Friends. Kennikat Press.
British Library Catalogue.
Peters, Maureen. Jean Ingelow: Victorian Poetess. Boydell.
Education Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Taught by governesses until she was thirteen, Margaret Haig Thomas learned to read at about five. She was taught German and French, and she also learned Welsh as a child but did not retain it...


By 3 March 1470: Sir Thomas Malory, a political prisoner in...

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By 3 March 1470

Sir Thomas Malory , a political prisoner in London, most probably in the Tower, finished compiling and writing his collection of legendaryArthurian romances, Le Morte d'Arthur.

February 1778: Franz Anton Mesmer, inventor of animal magnetism,...

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February 1778

Franz Anton Mesmer , inventor of animal magnetism, arrived in Paris to promote his theory.

March 1827: Alfred and Charles Tennyson published Poems,...

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March 1827

Alfred and Charles Tennyson published Poems, by Two Brothers.

September 1830: Alfred Tennyson published Poems, Chiefly...

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September 1830

Alfred Tennyson published Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, his first solo volume publication, containing Mariana.

August 1831: Arthur Henry Hallam anonymously published...

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August 1831

Arthur Henry Hallam anonymously published On Some of the Characteristics of Modern Poetry, and on the Lyrical Poems of Alfred Tennyson in the Englishman's Magazine.

December 1832: Alfred Tennyson published a collection of...

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December 1832

Alfred Tennyson published a collection of Poems which included The Lotos Eaters, Oenone, A Dream of Fair Women, and The Lady of Shalott.

14 May 1842: Alfred Tennyson published two volumes of...

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14 May 1842

Alfred Tennyson published two volumes of Poems.

1845: William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Theodore Martin...

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William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Theodore Martin published the satirical A Book of Ballads, as edited by Bon Gaultier.

November 1847: Alfred Tennyson published The Princess: A...

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November 1847

Alfred Tennyson published The Princess: A Medley.

1 June 1850: Alfred Tennyson anonymously published his...

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1 June 1850

Alfred Tennyson anonymously published his poetic sequence In Memoriam.

9 December 1854: Alfred Tennyson's famous poem about the Crimean...

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9 December 1854

Alfred Tennyson 's famous poem about the Crimean War, The Charge of the Light Brigade, appeared in The Examiner.

July 1855: Alfred Tennyson published Maud and Other...

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July 1855

Alfred Tennyson published Maud and Other Poems.

June 1859: Alfred Tennyson published the first four...

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June 1859

Alfred Tennyson published the first four poems in his sequence The Idylls of the King.

February 1860: Alfred Tennyson published Tithonus in the...

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February 1860

Alfred Tennyson published Tithonus in the Cornhill Magazine.

By 13 August 1864: Alfred Tennyson published the narrative poem...

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By 13 August 1864

Alfred Tennyson published the narrative poemEnoch Arden.


Victoria, Queen, and Alfred Tennyson. Dear and Honoured Lady: The Correspondence Between Queen Victoria and Alfred Tennyson. Editors Dyson, Hope and Charles Tennyson, Macmillan, 1969.
Tennyson, Alfred. Tennyson’s Poetry. Editor Hill, Robert W., W. W. Norton, 1971.