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Alfred Tennyson

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Alfred Tennyson Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892) works include "The Lady of Shalott", "The Lotus Eaters", "Ulysses", "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade"; the longer narratives Locksley Hall in 1832, and Maud in 1855; the elegy In Memoriam in 1850; and a long series of poems on the Arthurian legends The Idylls of the King 1857-1885.

Tennyson was born at Somersby, Lincolnshire. The death of A. H. Haltam (a close friend during his years at Trinity College, Cambridge) in 1833 prompted the elegiac In Memoriam, unpublished until 1850, the year in which he succeeded Wordsworth as poet laureate and married Emily Sellwood.

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Alfred Tennyson was a English poet, poet laureate 1850-1896, noted for the majestic musical language of his verse.

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Category: Poets  - ( Poets Archive)

Date Added: 27 June '12

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