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Carlyle's house, Chelsea | by Pete Reed
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Carlyle's house, Chelsea

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era.


His home in Chelsea is modest terraced house, where he and his wife received visitors such as Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson and George Eliot.


The house was opened to the public in 1895, just fourteen years after Carlyle's death. It is preserved much as it was when the Carlyles lived there and is operated by the National Trust.


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Taken on May 25, 2011