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Tennyson reads 'Light Brigade'


Events are being held to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

In 1890, Tennyson recited his famous poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' onto a wax cylinder. Here, courtesy of the British Library, is that recording.

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