Farringford News, Events and Blogs

We will bring you news on the House, upcoming events and insights into the works of Tennyson.

It’s All Nonsense: Tennyson, Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear

When I found out about Tennyson’s friendships with Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear through my visit to Farringford, it surprised but didn’t shock me.…

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It’s All Nonsense: Tennyson, Lewis Carroll and Edward LearPosted: 26 Oct 2018

Crossing the Bar

"Crossing the Bar" is one of Tennyson's most famous poems. It is often read at funerals and memoria…

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Crossing the BarPosted: 22 Jul 2017

Jim Cheshire talks about Moxon and Tennyson

Though I no longer write this blog regularly, as I said in my last blog, I will send in contributions as and when I c…

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Jim Cheshire talks about Moxon and TennysonPosted: 27 Apr 2017

Dickens and Tennyson

Tennyson and Charles Dickens crossed paths a number of times and while they respected one another’s work, they …

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Dickens and TennysonPosted: 12 Jan 2015

Tennyson and Allingham - A Lasting Friendship

A feeling Allingham recorded of a visit to Farringford in June of 1865 reveals both one of the reasons he and Tennyso…

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Tennyson and Allingham - A Lasting FriendshipPosted: 17 Sep 2014

‘The Enchanted Realm of Farringford’

Allingham’s Move to Lymington,According to his diary, Allingham tried, and failed, to settle in Londo…

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‘The Enchanted Realm of Farringford’Posted: 09 Sep 2014

First Impressions of a ‘great and simple man’

In I preached Tennyson to them , my last blog…

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First Impressions of a ‘great and simple man’Posted: 21 Aug 2014

I preached Tennyson to them

William Allingham’s Works, Mark Samuels Lasner laments, in William Allingham: A Bibliographical Study …

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I preached Tennyson to themPosted: 08 Aug 2014

“Sir, you ought to have half the Laureateship”

In my blog Fiddlededeeism I wrote about the paintings Edward…

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“Sir, you ought to have half the Laureateship”Posted: 30 Jul 2014

The Kraken

Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, …

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The KrakenPosted: 16 Jul 2014

'And See My Cedar Green'

Walking up the drive to Farringford and catching sight of the huge old cedar reminded me of a poem Tennyson wrote for…

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'And See My Cedar Green'Posted: 24 Jun 2014

Fiddlededeeism and Impossible

Edward Lear met the Tennysons through their mutual friend Franklin Lushington. Tennyson’s sister was married to…

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Fiddlededeeism and ImpossiblePosted: 17 Jun 2014
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