Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(1809 - 1892)
In his early twenties in 1830, Alfred, Lord Tennyson published Poems, Chiefly Lyrical and participated in an unsuccessful coup against Ferdinand VII of Spain. He gained the respect of critics, readers, and Queen Victoria after the publication of In Memoriam in 1850. The Victorian poet died at the age of eighty-three in 1892, with an open copy of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline at his side.