Music on Christmas Morning; The Brontës at Thorp Green

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An online talk from the Brontë Parsonage Museum

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An online talk from the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Between 1843 and 1845 both Anne and Branwell Brontë held positions at Thorp Green Hall, near York, where they worked for the Robinson family.  

This talk will examine the different experiences and effects of Anne and Branwell’s interaction with the Robinson family. Branwell’s controversial and dramatic relationship with Lydia Robinson is normally the headline feature when this topic is raised. However, Anne’s involvement with the family as governess to the three Robinson daughters lasted far longer and was in many respects more significant, in ways seldom appreciated at the time or since.

The impact of Anne’s time at Thorp Green on her development as an artist and writer will be examined together with the resolution of her previous religious crisis, as demonstrated by her joyful poem, ‘Music on Christmas Morning'.

Date: Thursday 14 December, 7.30pm (GMT)
Tickets: £5

This online event will take place via Zoom. This is a live event and will not be recorded.

Thursday Talks are delivered by our knowledgeable Museum staff.  

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