Tea and Treats with Brontë and Tennyson

Friday, 27th September 3:00pm The Collection 10 per ticket

Greats of Victorian literature fall into focus in this two-part afternoon event which explores the career of Alfred Tennyson and his relationship to Victoria and also reveals new research on the mysterious publisher who championed the brilliance of Charlotte Brontë.

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What to expect at this event

Greats of Victorian literature fall into focus in this two-part afternoon event which explores the career of Alfred Tennyson and his relationship to Victoria and also reveals new research on the mysterious publisher who championed the brilliance of Charlotte Brontë.

PHIL HAMLYN WILLIAMS

‘The mysterious publisher William Smith Williams has always been the unsung hero of the Brontë story. Not only did he discover Jane Eyre, he was Charlotte Brontë’s friend and supporter. In a fascinating book Smith Williams is at last brought to life thanks to the forensic skills of his great-great-nephew.’ (Rebecca Fraser). Phil is that great-great-nephew and in his book, CHARLOTTE BRONTË’S DEVOTEE, he describes his quest to find out more about Smith Williams whilst shining a light on the fascinating world of 19th century publishing.

JIM CHESHIRE

Dr Jim Cheshire will explore the career of Alfred Tennyson and his relationship to Victoria through a guided exploration of letters and images from the unique collections of the Tennyson Research Centre. Fascinating historical objects will be presented to the audience, who will be invited to view manuscript letters and works of art for themselves. Items available will include: letters relating to the death of Prince Albert, Prince Leopold (Victoria’s youngest son) and Tennyson himself; illustrations and photographs relating to Tennyson’s poem Idylls of the King; and sketches and correspondence relating to G. F. Watt’s famous statue of Tennyson.

Location

The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP