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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 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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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, late 1860s
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
carbon print, late 1860s
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print on gold-edged cabinet, 1869
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1870
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1882
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1883
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud
carbon print, circa 1888
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
sepia carbon print, published 1888
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