PHIL HAMLYN WILLIAMS is the great, great nephew of publisher William Smith Williams, the discoverer of Jane Eyre. He was Charlotte Bronte’s friend and supporter. Phil shines a light on some fascinating aspects of their relationship and of 19th century publishing in general in his book CHARLOTTE BRONTE’S DEVOTEE.
Jim Cheshire explores the career of Alfred Tennyson and his relationship to Queen Victoria through letters and images from the unique collections of the Tennyson Research Centre. Fascinating historical objects and works of art will be presented for the audience to view, including 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.
This event is taking place at The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln.
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