Farringford News, Events and Blogs

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

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

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
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