Britain in the 19th Century was on its way to become an industrial and political superpower.
However the reign of Queen Victoria also stressed the importance of religion and stability.
Our three poets reflect the cultural and social effect that these changes were having on society.
Tennyson saw the growth of Britain has a heroic adventure and his poetry reflected this with his epic poems that celebrated past and present glories.
Hopkins saw glory not in the industrial power , but in the power of religion and God.
Christina Rossetti also looked to God , but she also reflected on the role of women in this brave new world.
Many view Tennyson as the great tradition Victorian poet , however both Hopkins and Rossetti were influential by their innovation .
All three poets have maintained a level of popularity into the 20th and 21st Centuries with their poems regularly featuring in anthologies and collections.