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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Person  Male  Born 6/8/1809  Died 6/10/1892

Categories: Poetry, Seriously Famous

Poet Laureate. Born Lincolnshire. Wrote "Morte d'Arthur". Extremely popular and successful; a Victorian national treasure. But strange and not the cleanest person: when a friend suggested he should change his shirt, his response was ""Hm, yours would not be as clean as mine if you had worn it a fortnight." He also chose to sleep in the sheets in which his father had died. Turned down the offer of a baronetcy hoping for something better, and was rewarded with a peerage in 1883. Died at home at Aldworth, near Haslemere.

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Old Westminster Library - head 6 - Tennyson

Tennyson died October 1892, the same year that this building was 'erected' ac...

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Wine Office Court

The Rhymers' Club is not specifically mentioned on the plaque but Ye Olde Che...

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