Farringford News, Events and Blogs

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

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

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

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
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