Farringford News, Events and Blogs

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

Skyfall: Tennyson and James Bond

Tennyson is a very well quoted poet, even recited by Dame Judi Dench as ‘M’ towards the end of the 007 film Skyfall from his poem Ulysses.…

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Skyfall: Tennyson and James BondPosted: 22 Feb 2019

‘Across the Pond’ - Transatlantic Tennyson

Tennyson was always a performer, and concentrated very much on his looks. During his years at Farringford he grew the large beard which subsequently became famous. . .…

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‘Across the Pond’ - Transatlantic TennysonPosted: 22 Jan 2019

‘Alfred, Lawn Tennyson’ - Tennyson’s Love for his Lawn

If you have visited Farringford House you will have seen that the lawns at the front of the house which are as extensive now as they were during Tennyson’s time here.…

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‘Alfred, Lawn Tennyson’ - Tennyson’s Love for his LawnPosted: 21 Dec 2018

Dinosaur Isle - The Primrose Walk and Tennyson’s Fossil Collection

Scientific and poetic discoveries moved hand in hand at Farringford where both Tennyson and Darwin took steps in the same direction, mentally and literally, walking the 'Primrose Path' towards innovation. …

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Dinosaur Isle - The Primrose Walk and Tennyson’s Fossil CollectionPosted: 20 Nov 2018

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
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