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Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson

Birthplace: Twickenham, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England
Place of Burial: Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson and Emily Sarah Tennyson, Baroness Tennyson
Husband of Audrey Georgianna Florence Tennyson, Baroness Tennyson and Mary (May) Tennyson (Prinsep)
Father of Alfred Aubrey Tennyson; Major Lionel Tennyson, 3rd Baron Tennyson and Harold Courtney Tennyson
Brother of Lionel Tennyson

Managed by: Eldred Frederick Godson
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About Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson

Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, GCMG, PC (11 August 1852 – 2 December 1928) was the second Governor-General of Australia. He was the elder son of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the most popular and prominent poet of late Victorian England, and was named after his father's late friend Arthur Hallam.

Hallam Tennyson was born at Chapel House, Twickenham, in Surrey, England, and educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] His career aspirations ended when his parents' age and ill-health obliged him to leave Cambridge to become their personal secretary. The idea of going into politics was also abandoned.

It was partly for Hallam's benefit that Alfred Tennyson accepted a peerage in 1884, the year Hallam married Audrey Boyle (after being disappointed in his love for Mary Gladstone, daughter of William Ewart Gladstone). On his father's death in 1892, he inherited the title Baron Tennyson, and also the role of official biographer. His Tennyson: a Memoir was published in 1897.







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Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson's Timeline

August 11, 1852
Twickenham, Middlesex, England
November 7, 1889
Age 37
May 2, 1891
Age 38
April 27, 1896
Age 43
December 2, 1928
Age 76
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England
December 1928
Age 76
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England