Tennyson's Marriages

in Critical Survey

The year 2000 marks the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of three important events in Tennyson’s life: the publication of In Memoriam, his marriage to Emily Sellwood, and his appointment as Poet Laureate. It was the annus mirabilis when finally, and despite the famed ‘black blood’ of the Tennysons, a measure of contentment and prosperity entered his life.