Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~Anne Brontë

Another post in the Bronte Sisters Series by Robbie Cheadle as a guest of Sue Vincent…Such a creative and talented family haunted by tragedy..

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Robbie continues her series on the Brontë family. Click the links to read about Patrick, the patriarchCharlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë.

The Brontë family

Anne Brontë

Background

Anne Bronté was the youngest of the six Bronté siblings and she was only one year old when her mother died. Anne’s two novels, Agnes Grey, based on her experiences as a governess, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which is considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, are both classics along with the works of her two sisters, Charlotte and Emily.

Following the death of her sister, Emily, in December 1848, Anne, who was particularly close to Emily, was grief stricken. This is believed to have undermined her health to such an extent that when she caught influenza over Christmas, she just didn’t rally. In early January, a doctor diagnosed her condition as consumption or tuberculosis and gave…

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