Farringford News, Events and Blogs

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

Poet Laureates

The role of Poet Laureate often involves carefully containing public truths in poetic form to make it easier for the public to swallow.…

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Poet LaureatesPosted: 29 Jun 2020

Tennyson and the Penny Dreadfuls

Written and read between 1830 and 1850, the Penny Dreadfuls were directly contemporary to Tennyson’s poetry.…

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Tennyson and the Penny DreadfulsPosted: 22 Jun 2020

Hallam and Lionel's Magic Lantern

On display at Farringford is a ‘Magic Lantern’ which projected images painted on glass slides onto the walls.…

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Hallam and Lionel's Magic LanternPosted: 16 Jun 2020

Speculation and Financial Risk in Gaskell, Tennyson and Dickens

Financial risk overshadows the writing of Victorian England, particularly in the writing of Elizabeth Gaskell, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Charles Dickens.…

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Speculation and Financial Risk in Gaskell, Tennyson and DickensPosted: 09 Jun 2020

Eroticism and Victorian Poetry

The Victorians have a reputation for being sexually repressed, but some of the poetry is erotically charged ...…

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Eroticism and Victorian PoetryPosted: 01 Jun 2020

Farringford’s Wallpaper

In Tennyson's time a good wallpaper became a statement of taste, and also class, almost directly reflective of the people who occupied the rooms.…

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Farringford’s WallpaperPosted: 26 May 2020

Tennyson and Longfellow - Poets of their Time

Sentimentality was a key genre for establishing much of what we take for granted in poetry and literature today…

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Tennyson and Longfellow - Poets of their Time Posted: 18 May 2020

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: 18 May 2020

Tennyson and Modernism

T.S. Eliot and Tennyson are frequently cited as two poets whose style and subjects totally differ from each other ...…

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Tennyson and ModernismPosted: 07 May 2020

Writers on the Isle of Wight

She thinks of nothing but the Isle of Wight, and she calls it the Island, as if there were no other island in the world.…

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Writers on the Isle of WightPosted: 04 May 2020

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
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