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Adm. pens. (age 18) at TRINITY, Nov. 9, 1827. [3rd] s. of the Rev. George Clayton (1796) (and Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev. Stephen Fytche). B. [Aug. 6, 1809], at Somersby, Lincolnshire . School, Louth Grammar, 1816-20; afterwards taught by his father and by the village schoolmaster at Somersby.
Matric. Lent, 1828; Chancellor's medal for English verse, 1829.
Hon. Fellow, 1869.
Hon. D.C.L., Oxford, 1855.
His career at Cambridge was cut short by his father's illness, and for some years he led a roving and unsettled existence.
The death of his College friend, Arthur Hallam, in 1833, greatly affected his life for many years and resulted in the poems In Memoriam (1850) and The Two Voices . Poet Laureate, 1850.
Settled at Farringford in the Isle of Wight , 1853.
F.R.S. Published The Princess, 1847; Maud, 1855; The Idylls of the King, 1859, after which his fame and popularity were assured. Enoch Arden appeared, 1864; Locksley Hall Sixty Years After, in 1886; his last work, Lines on the Death of the Duke of Clarence, in 1892.
Married, June 13, 1850 (after 10 years' engagement), Emily, dau. of Henry Sellwood, solicitor, of Horncastle, and had issue.
Created Baron Tennyson, 1884.
Died Oct. 6, 1892; buried in Westminster Abbey.
See Life, by his son, 1897.
Father of Hallam (1871) and Lionel (1873); brother of Charles (1827) and Frederick (1825).
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|Alfred TENNYSON |
Approx. lifespan: 18091892
pens. aged 18 Trinity College adm1827:11:09
3rd s. of Rev. George Clayton TENNYSON (1796) (and Elizabeth FYTCHE dau. of Rev. Stephen FYTCHE )
b. Somersby, Lincolnshire 1809:08:06
Sch: Louth Grammar School Louth, [ Lincolnshire ] 1816-20
afterwards taught by his father and by the village schoolmaster Somersby, [ Lincolnshire ]
Chancellor's Medal for English verse 1829
Hon. Fellow 1869
Hon. DCL OX 1855
His career CB, [ Cambridgeshire ] was cut short by his father's illness, and for some years he led a roving and unsettled existence. The death of his College friend, Arthur Hallam in1833 greatly affected his life for many years and resulted in the poems In Memoriam (1850) and The Two Voices
Poet Laureate: 1850
Settled at Farringford in the Isle of Wight 1853
Published The Princess 1847;
The Idylls of the King 1859, after which his fame and popularity were assured. Enoch Arden appeared 1864
Locksley Hall Sixty Years After in1886
his last work Lines on the Death of the Duke of Clarence in1892
(after 10 years' engagement) Emily SELLWOOD dau. of Henry SELLWOOD Solicitor of: Horncastle, [ Lincolnshire ]
Created Baron TENNYSON 1884
d. ; 1892:10:06
buried in Westminster Abbey Westminster, [ London ]
See Life by his son 1897
father of Hallam TENNYSON (1871)
father of Lionel TENNYSON (1873)
brother of Charles TENNYSON (1827)
brother of Frederick TENNYSON (1825)
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[add:]Photogravure from portrait by Legros: CAS: E.75; engraving from Hogg's Weekly Instructor : CAS: G.161; portrait, by Lawrence: NPG, no. 2460; portrait, by G.F. Watts, 1890, and bust by T. Woolner, at Trinity College ; plaque, by Legros, at Fitzwilliam Museum[:add]
[add:] C.P. 22, 92; Atkinson, 454[:add]