Brontë curiosities: Haworth – An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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The name “Haworth” comes from Old English and it means “farm surrounded by a hedge”- because all farms in the past used to be enclosed by a fence. The name of the village is not mentioned in the Domesday Book [1]. The railway we can still visit today in Haworth, with the typical steam locomotive, …

Rings- Treasures From the Brontë Parsonage Museum

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We are very proud to announce that this year The Sisters’ Room is collaborating with the Brontë Parsonage Museum. On the last Friday of each month we will publish special contents curated by the experts of the museum.  Let’s have a look at what’s inside the closets, drawers and cupboards at the Parsonage. You will find in this new section some of the objects that belonged to …

Hair Jewellery and the Brontës

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Entering the room where Catherine‘s body was lying after her death, Nelly Dean could tell that Heathcliff had secretly been there- the veil on Catherine’s face was lifted, and a lock of fair hair was on the floor. That hair belonged to Cathy’s husband, Edgar Linton, and it had been thrown away and replaced in …

The Meaning of Ferns for the Brontës- An Article by Maddalena de Leo

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Besides the purple heather, in September and October you can also see ferns on the moors. They form a wide green sea, especially along the path that goes from Top Withens to the Brontë Falls. Ferns used to be highly regarded in the Victorian Era, even more than flowers. People used to press them and keep …

The Dining Table – Treasures from the Brontë Parsonage Museum

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We are very proud to announce that this year The Sisters’ Room is collaborating with the Brontë Parsonage Museum. On the last Friday of each month we will publish special contents curated by the experts of the museum.  Let’s have a look at what’s inside the closets, drawers and cupboards at the Parsonage. You will find in this new section some of the objects that belonged to …