Today’s American Minute

By Bill Federer

Camelot and King Arthur’s Court, Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail … our imaginations soar with history and legend immortalized by poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, who was born this day, Aug. 6, 1809. The son of a clergyman, he not only brought to life Guinevere and Sir Lancelot, but wrote “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” recording the courage of the British Cavalry as they rode to their deaths fighting the Russians. Honored by Queen Victoria as poet-laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote: “Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.”