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Tennyson's Smoking Habit

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, despite his wife’s delicate constitution and dislike of the habit, was a heavy smoker.…

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Tennyson's Smoking HabitPosted: 23 Nov 2020

Audrey Tennyson

Audrey Tennyson is one of the many women with a fascinating past overshadowed by that of her husband.…

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Audrey TennysonPosted: 30 Oct 2020

Dialect in Poetry

Before the standardisation of English some of the most popular texts such as ‘Sir Gawain and the Greene Knight’ were written in dialect.…

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Dialect in PoetryPosted: 21 Oct 2020

Tennyson and the Romantics

One of the top most Google searched questions about Tennyson is ‘Was Tennyson a Romantic Poet?'…

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Tennyson and the RomanticsPosted: 30 Sep 2020

Tennyson and Opium

If opium-eating be a sensual pleasure, and if I am bound to confess that I have indulged in it to an excess ...…

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Tennyson and OpiumPosted: 17 Sep 2020

Tennyson and Kate Bush

The second part of Kate Bush’s ‘The Hounds of Love’ album takes its title from the first poem of Tennyson’s ‘The Idylls of the King’,…

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Tennyson and Kate BushPosted: 19 Aug 2020

Reading Aloud

Every evening Alfred, Lord Tennyson, read the poetry that he was working on to his wife Emily…

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Reading AloudPosted: 27 Jul 2020

Pre-Raphaelite Women

Tennyson and the Pre-Raphaelites created characters so real that their images are familiar to us over 150 years later.…

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Pre-Raphaelite WomenPosted: 27 Jul 2020

Portraying Shakespeare - Tennyson and Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron was famous for her misty photographs of the literati of Victorian England…

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Portraying Shakespeare - Tennyson and Julia Margaret CameronPosted: 13 Jul 2020

Tennyson's Enchanted Islands

Enchanted Islands are not rare in English Literature, but especially not in Tennyson’s poetry, where they abound ...…

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Tennyson's Enchanted Islands Posted: 06 Jul 2020

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
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