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Alfred Lord Tennyson
Comes to live in Montpelier Row
1809 - 1892

Alfred Tennyson in 1844

Alfred Tennyson photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1851

Too many visitors
He didn't stay in Twickenham for very long. He moved to the Isle of Wight in 1853. He thought that Twickenham was too near to London and that the new railway brought too many visitors. He also thought Twickenham smelt of cabbages.

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Many of Tennyson's poems were based on myths and legends such as the story of King Arthur. But one of his very famous poems was based on a true event: The Charge of the Light Brigade. This was written in 1855 as part of his duty as Poet Laureate.

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