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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

(1809-1892), Poet Laureate

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

Sitter in 95 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, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x44991

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, May 1865
NPG x44991

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by  T. Fisher Unwin - NPG Ax29131

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (May 1865)
NPG Ax29131

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18023

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, May 1865
NPG x18023

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by William Jeffrey - NPG x5887

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x5887

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by  T. Fisher Unwin - NPG Ax29132

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (1866)
NPG Ax29132

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x12996

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, late 1860s
NPG x12996

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x26799

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x26799

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x44992

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
carbon print, 1867
NPG x44992

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x126171

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, late 1860s
NPG x126171

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x126801

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
carbon print, late 1860s
NPG x126801

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18054

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print on gold-edged cabinet, 1869
NPG x18054

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax11942

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax11942

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax39844

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax39844

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax46262

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax46262

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x26794

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x26794

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x26795

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x26795

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x26796

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x26796

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Unknown photographer - NPG x26798

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x26798

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x12999

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1870
NPG x12999

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x12997

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x12997

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