The Bronte sisters
- Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte were 19th Century novelists who formed one of the world’s most famous literary families
- Often left alone together in their isolated Haworth home, all three sisters began to write stories at an early age
- Charlotte’s Jane Eyre and Emily’s Wuthering Heights are hailed as British classics. Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was a bestseller
- Tragedy struck the family when Emily and Anne both died of tuberculosis within six months of each other between 1848 and 1849. It also killed their brother, Branwell
- Charlotte continued to write and later married but died in the early stages of pregnancy in 1855, according to the Bronte Society.
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