John Tenniel was a British illustrator and cartoonist whose work was prominent during the second half of England’s 19th century.
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) was a Scottish poet and lyricist, considered to be the national poet of Scotland, he wrote his first poem at 15.
Queen Victoria ruled England when she was at the height of her power, a stable world leader, and a powerful player on the world’s stage.
Bertrand Russell (18 May, 1872 – 2 February, 1970) was a Nobel Prize winning author, philosopher and mathematician.
Today is the anniversary of Alfred, Lord Tennyson publishing his poem The Charge of the Light Brigade (read poem). The poem commemorates are the actions of British soldiers during the Battle of Balaklava, in the Crimea.