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Speculation, Business and Risk in Gaskell, Tennyson and Dickens

Financial risk overshadows the writing of Victorian England, and in particular three of its most famous writers: Elizabeth Gaskell, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Charles Dickens. …

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Speculation, Business and Risk in Gaskell, Tennyson and Dickens Posted: 20 Nov 2019

Radiohead

Thom Yorke of Radiohead is known for his erudite lyrics, many of which contain poetic references from Robert Frost, William Blake and Alfred Lord Tennyson…

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RadioheadPosted: 21 Oct 2019

National Poetry Day Theme 'Truth'

Of all Tennyson’s poetry, ‘In Memoriam A.H.H.’ is the poem that most explicitly deals with this year’s National Poetry Day theme ‘Truth’.…

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National Poetry Day Theme 'Truth'Posted: 03 Oct 2019

Edward Lear and Tennyson

Tennyson and Edward Lear were both good friends and frequently exchanged letters and verse, with Lear even illustrating an edition of Tennyson’s poetry.…

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Edward Lear and TennysonPosted: 20 Sep 2019

Cricket - Lionel Tennyson Captained England

Lionel Tennyson, grandson of Alfred and son of Hallam, was a famous cricketer. Renowned not only for his Captaincy of the England team…

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Cricket - Lionel Tennyson Captained EnglandPosted: 16 Sep 2019

Tennyson, Religion and ‘The East’

Tennyson’s changing attitude to his religion can be associated with his friendship with Edward Fitzgerald, famous for his English translation of ‘The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam…

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Tennyson, Religion and ‘The East’Posted: 20 Aug 2019

Today is Tennyson's Birthday!

On the 210th anniversary of Tennyson’s Birthday he describes birthdays as a time when we look both forwards and backwards…

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Today is Tennyson's Birthday!Posted: 06 Aug 2019

Free Summer Fun on the Isle of Wight

15 things to do on the Isle of Wight that are FREE…

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Free Summer Fun on the Isle of WightPosted: 01 Aug 2019

Isle of Wight D-Day 75th Celebrations

Hundreds of veterans will be in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in History…

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Isle of Wight D-Day 75th CelebrationsPosted: 04 Jun 2019

Emily Tennyson and Cymbeline

This line of Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline was said to be the last line that Tennyson read before he died…

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Emily Tennyson and CymbelinePosted: 22 May 2019

Walk This May! The Isle of Wight Walking Festival

May is National Walking Month with the strapline, "Walk This May", and the Isle of Wight Walking Festival is just the place to do it!…

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Walk This May! The Isle of Wight Walking FestivalPosted: 08 May 2019

The Island Celebrates Queen Victoria

During the Summer of 2019 the Isle of Wight is set to celebrate the Victorian era with events around Queen Victoria's 200th birthday.…

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The Island Celebrates Queen VictoriaPosted: 01 May 2019
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