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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892), Poet Laureate

Sitter in 91 portraits
Born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, Tennyson was educated in Louth before attending Trinity College, Cambridge. His early life and poetry was greatly affected by the unexpected death of his close friend and prospective brother-in-law, Arthur Hallam, to whom Tennyson dedicated his 'In Memoriam'. Some of the best-known poems include 'The Charge of the Light Brigade', 'The Lady of Shalott' and the 'Idylls of the King', while those in dialect retain the language of his Lincolnshire youth. Tennyson was Britain's longest-serving Poet Laureate, from 1850 until his death forty-two years later. A great favourite of Queen Victoria, she awarded him a barony in 1883.

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by James Mudd, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by James Mudd, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by James Mudd
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, after 1862
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen print on card mount, circa 1862
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print on gold-edged cabinet, May 1865
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, arched top, May 1865
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, May 1865
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, May 1865
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, late 1860s
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
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