Monday, August 6, 2012
Happy birthday, Lord Tennyson
It is the birthday of English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), one of the most popular and often quoted poets in the English language. He served as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom for 42 years, longer than anyone else. Queen Victoria, who appointed him, was a great admirer. In 1890, Thomas Edison recorded Tennyson reading one of his most famous poems, The Charge of the Light Brigade, about an ill-fated battle during the Crimean War. Here is a very creative animation using that recording. Enjoy!