20 August 2009

Haworth and the Brontës

The most famous representation of the Brontë sisters – from left to right Anne (1820–49), Emily (1818–48), and Charlotte (1816–55) – and also the only one to show the sisters together. Brother Branwell, who painted the picture, was depicted between Emily and Charlotte, but decided to erase himself.

The museum is the parsonage where the family lived,

and the parish church is where their father The Reverend Patrick Brontë was incumbent.

Patrick built the school between the parsonage in 1832, and all four siblings are known to have taught there.

The Black Bull in the village was frequented by black sheep Branwell Brontë, and is proud to exhibit 'his' chair in a private area of the pub.

And the museum exploits a few rather more sensational aspects of Branwell's lifestyle:

My other Brontë posts:
Anne and Charlotte Brontë and Thackeray in Cornhill
Charlotte Brontë in Manchester

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