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Record Number: 22794


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He [Tennyson] had been reading Motley's Dutch Republic.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1874 and 10 Apr 1874

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Alfred Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Aug 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Motley

Title:

Dutch Republic

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22794

Source:

Print

Author:

Hallam Tennyson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1897

Vol:

2

Page:

156 n.1

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son, (London, 1897), 2, p. 156 n.1, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=22794, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Source author's note accompanies Emily Tennyson's Journal entry for 10 April 1874, in which it is recorded: 'Lately we have been reading Holinshed and Froude's Mary, for A. has been thinking about a play of "Queen Mary," [...] For a time he had thought of "William the Silent," but he said that our own history was so great, and that he liked English subjects best, and knew most about them, and that consequently he should do "Queen Mary."'

   
   
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