A Brontë Family Chronology (Author Chronologies) by Edward Chitham

By Edward Chitham

This new addition to Palgrave Macmillan's writer Chronologies sequence info occasions within the lives of the Bronte sisters and their affiliates. significant occasions comparable to the booklet of heritage in their works are integrated, and are balanced via information of Bronte family lifestyles. There are unique discussions, within the mild of chronology, of the scandal affecting the Bronte's brother, Branwell, and the imaginary kingdoms shared via all 4 youngsters.

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1825 41 After the publication of Jane Eyre CB agreed that ‘Helen Burns’ was based on her sister Maria, saying ‘I have exaggerated nothing there’. January PB’s sermon on the Crow Hill bogburst appears in The Cottage Magazine [MOS, p. 252]. 10s for French. EB is charged £7 for board and education only [Cowan Bridge Account Book]. February 8 10 14 (Fri) 21 EB’s tenth birthday. CB is charged for a half year’s board at Cowan Bridge [Cowan Bridge Account Book]. PB collects MB, ill with tuberculosis, from Cowan Bridge, and takes her home to Haworth [ECEB, p.

James Charnock, incumbent of Haworth [MOS. p. 181]. June 1 2 14 26 Michael Stocks, a magistrate at Bradford, writes to Mr Greenwood, church trustee at Haworth, recommending PB as the new incumbent at Haworth church [MOS, p. 182]. Rev. Henry Heap of Bradford writes to the Archbishop of York requesting a licence for PB to Haworth [Barker, p. 850]. The Leeds Intelligencer carries a report that the chapelry of Haworth is resisting the nomination of PB as curate [Barker, p. 81]. PBB’s second birthday.

42–3]. He also meets Rev. John Fennell, who has worked in Penzance and is then head of a boarding school in Wellington. December 4 11 PB leaves Shropshire to become curate at Dewsbury, Yorkshire, under the Rev. John Buckworth [MOS, p. 45]. This was PB’s first encounter with the West Riding of Yorkshire, which was to become such an influence on Brontë writing. Clearly, it is impossible to stress this Yorkshire influence too much, but it is worth reflecting that PB was over thirty when he first set foot in the county.

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