Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate; Hand Oil Tinted by Margaret A. Rogers
Author: Julia Margaret Cameron (3rd June 1869). Hand Oil Tinted by Margaret A. Rogers
Date: A March 2019 scan of a reprint of the original supplied by Margaret A. Rogers' son, Scott Rogers

One of Lincolnshire's most famous sons, Alfred Tennyson, was born on 6th August 1809 in Somersby. He was raised in Somersby Rectory. His father, George Clayton Tennyson (1778-1831), was rector of Somersby (1807-1831) and also rector of the nearby villages of Benniworth (1802-1831) and Bag Enderby (1807-1831) and he was vicar of Grimsby (1815).

Tennyson's mother was Elizabeth Fytche. See:

Fytche of Thorpe Hall Louth Album Page c1865

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson of Aldworth and Freshwater FRS, Queen Victoria's Poet Laureate from 1850 to 1892, died in Aldworth, West Sussex on 6th October 1892 (aged 83). He is buried in 'Poets' Corner', Westminster Abbey, London.

Margaret A. Rogers' wonderful colourised photographs have appeared in multiple publications and museums and reprints of her work are available through MyVintagePhotos.com

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