Patrick as Father

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A free Tuesday talk

June 04th 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
June 04th 2019 02:00pm - 02:30pm

A free Tuesday talk

The Bronte children’s loss of their mother at such an early age meant that their father’s role in their life took on a vital importance. History has sometimes viewed Patrick’s paternal skills harshly, but 200 years on, how do we now judge him as a father?  His approach can sometimes  seem ‘hands off’ by today’s standards; should we see this as an obstacle for his children to overcome in the development of their creative talent, or was the freedom he afforded them, in fact, just what they needed?

Free with admission to the Museum.
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