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    Ellen Ternan was born in Rochester, Kent. She was the third of four children; she had a brother who died in infancy and two sisters named Maria and Frances (later the second wife of Thomas Adolphus Trollope, the brother of Anthony Trollope ). Her parents, Thomas Lawless Ternan and Frances Eleanor Ternan (née Jarman), were both actors of some ...

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    • George Wharton Robinson, ​ ​(m. 1876; d. 1910)​
    • Actress
    • Portsmouth, England
    • Leon Litvack
    • Last Will and Testament. In his will (reproduced in Forster’s biography), Dickens had left instructions that he should be: Buried in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner; that no public announcement be made of the time or place of my burial; that at the utmost not more than three plain mourning coaches be employed; and that those who attend my funeral wear no scarf, cloak, black bow, long hat-band, or other such revolting absurdity.
    • The funeral directors. My investigation has revealed, however, how Dickens’s burial in Poets’ Corner was engineered by Forster and Stanley to satisfy their personal aims, rather than the author’s own.
    • ‘Mr Dickens very ill, most urgent’ The new evidence I have found was gathered from libraries, archives and cathedral vaults and prove beyond a doubt that any claims about the Westminster burial being the will of the people are false.
    • False claims and ambition. Meanwhile, the idea of getting Dickens to Poets’ Corner was growing in Stanley’s imagination. He wrote to his cousin Louisa on Saturday June 11 to say “I never met (Dickens) till this year… And now he is gone … and it is not improbable that I may bury him”.
  2. Dec 10, 2020 · By 1857, when Charles Dickens met the young actress Ellen Ternan, he had been one of England’s most famous men for the past two decades.. To his legions of fans, who gobbled up best-selling ...

  3. Ellen "Nelly" Ternan, in 1870, was a figure lost to history. Charles Dickens Museum. In 1953, when future biographer Claire Tomalin was studying English literature at Cambridge, she came across ...

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  4. In her book, Tomalin suggested a new theory about the death of Dickens: that when he died in 1870, he may have collapsed at Ellen Ternan’s home in Peckham, rather than in his own house, Gad’s Hill Place in Kent. In June 2020, the 150th anniversary of Dickens’s death, discussion was generated once again and Tomalin’s theory was revisited ...

  5. Dickens’s self-justifying letters lack candour in omitting to mention Ellen Ternan, an actress 27 years his junior, his passion for whom had precipitated the separation. Two months earlier he had written more frankly to an intimate friend: The domestic unhappiness remains so strong upon me that I can’t write, and (waking) can’t rest, one ...

  6. Mar 27, 2022 · Dickens met the Ternans, Maria, Fanny, Ellen, and their widowed mother, Frances, during rehearsals for Wilkie Collins' play The Frozen Deep in August 1857. Dickens and his amateur troupe had been performing the play using his daughters in the female roles but when the decision was made to take the play on the road, to Manchester, he decided to ...

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