ALFRED TENNYSON (1809–1892) The Poet Laureate is living in ‘Farringford,’ his retreat on the Isle of Wight. His many admirers include Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort. He will not be created Baron Tennyson until 1888. Slight Lincolnshire accent
EMILY TENNYSON (1813–1896) Emily née Sellwood has two sisters. The youngest, Louisa is married to Charles Turner, Alfred Tennyson’s brother and fellow poet. Emily and Alfred have two sons:Hallam (b 1852) and Lionel (b 1854)
PRINCE ALBERT (1819-1861) Prince Consort is his wife’s cousin. Since marriage (1840), he has worked to exhaustion, both conjugally and for the nation. In 1857, he is deeply tired and has not long to live. He has developed Osborne House (Isle of Wight) into a substantial private country retreat for his family. Slight German accent.
QUEEN VICTORIA (1819–1901) Victoria and Albert’s nine offspring include Bertie (future King Edward VII), Vicky (future wife of German Kaiser), and babies Leopold and Beatrice
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