Poetry Recordings – Alfred, Lord Tennyson – The Charge of the Light Brigade

If you haven’t heard this yet then it’s well worth a listen. Recorded on wax cylinders in 1890, it may be the oldest recording in the Poetry Archive. Yes it’s crackly, but you can hear the cadence and power of Tennyson’s diction. I bet he would have done pretty well at a poetry slam if such events had existed in late victorian England! I’ve shared the poem below the audio link in case you want…

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