United Kingdom
Bronte Parsonage Museum

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  • Day36

    Haworth, where Gordon learns something.

    May 24, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    It seems my government school education may not have been complete. Around the 1800s Patrick and Alice Bronte had six kids while he also pumped out sermons to deliver as vicar of the church next door.

    Turns out that literally on the dining table in the next room Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte were pumping out absolute literary classics of the English language: Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Emily's Wuthering Heights and Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

    No literary seclusion for them though. Along the way they buried three siblings and their mother. In the end Dad Patrick outlived his wife and ALL SIX of his kids.
    What a life in Haworth, this little corner of Yorkshire. I'm learning....
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