Category: Poets & Novelists
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The Bronte Sisters
Posted: 1 November 2010 in Poets & Novelists
Tags: brontes, haworth, novelist

Patrick Bronte was an Anglican clergyman who, in 1812, met Maria Branwell whilst living at Guiseley in West Yorkshire. Patrick and Maria married later that same year, and had six children between 1814 and 1820. The first, Maria Bronte, was born in 1814, followed by Elizabeth (1815), Charlotte (1816), Patrick (1817), Emily (1818) and Anne […]

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Charles Dickens
Posted: 13 February 2009 in Poets & Novelists
Tags: charles dickens, debtors prison, marshalsea debtors prison, mr micawber

Charles Dickens, son of John and Elizabeth Dickens, was born in Portsmouth on 7th February 1812. A clerk at the Naval Pay Office, and always spending beyond his means, Dickens’ father was the model for Mr Micawber in David Copperfied. When he was five the family moved to Chatham, and Charles began his education at […]

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Thomas Hardy
Posted: 4 February 2009 in Poets & Novelists
Tags: novelist, poet, wessex

Hardy was born at Higher Bockhampton, in the English county of Dorset on 2nd June 1840. His father was a local builder, master stonemason, and amateur musician. His mother, widely read and well educated, was responsible for his education until the age of eight, when he began attending the local school. Hardy inherited a love […]

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