Lecture 11 Lord Tennyson (1809--1892). I. Background. The year 1832 marks the death of Scott, Keats. Shelley and Byron had died, Wordsworth had written his best poems, and the glorious period of Romantic poetry had come to an end.
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"The Princess' (1847) is a ' medley' or mixture of medieval story and modern middle-class morality, showing the author's view on the position of women;
'Maud' (1855) is a monodrama, telling the story of a lover who passes from morbidness to ecstasy, then to anger and murder, followed by insanity and recovery; ' The Idylls of the King' (1859-1885) is meant to be an English epic built upon the stories of King Arthur.
In 1884 he was made a peer and so has since been called Lord Tennyson. In 1892 he died and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
When that which drew from out the boundless deep