Alfred Lord Tennyson

British poet (1809-1892)

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was one of the most important English poets of the 1800s. The remarkable range of his natural talent and his dedication to perfecting his art earned him respect in the literary world, and his concern with the vital issues of Victorian England brought him a high degree of influence in society. Among the most famous of his works are “In Memoriam,” “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” and “Crossing the Bar.” His most ambitious work, Idylls of the King, resulted from his lifelong interest in King Arthur. He was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire and studied at Trinity College at Cambridge.