Poet Laureate

Happy birthday, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson. The former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom was born on August 6, 1809. Tennyson was the fourth of 12 children born to a rector who had an artistic bent himself, being fairly talented at architecture, painting, music, and poetry. He also attended carefully to his children’s education and had Alfred and two of his elder brothers writing … Continue reading Poet Laureate