The Circle of the Hills: A Biography of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1993)

Genres - History, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |  
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This hour-long documentary profiles the Victorian-era poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892). Immensely popular in his own time, he's probably best known to Americans for his rousing historical poem The Charge of the Light Brigade. The biography features footage of British locales, including Tennyson's birthplace, Lincolnshire, and his later home on the Isle of Wight. Highlights include paintings and photographs from contemporary photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and readings of Tennyson's work by actor David Collings.

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Britain, poet, Victorian