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19th century

Culture: Jane Eyre – The ultimate love story

19/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
Jane Eyre is the story of an orphan who, after a strict education, is sent to work as a governess at Thornton Hall, home of Edward Rochester. Jane’s...

History: St Valentine’s Day

12/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
The celebration of St Valentine’s Day on 14th February originates in a mixture of ancient fertility rites, pagan myths and Christian traditions. There...

Spotlight on... The romantic Brontё Sisters

04/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë   Some...

Spotlight on… Charles Dickens: the man who invented Christmas

11/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three...

Spotlight on… Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
“It was night in the lonesome October Of my most immemorial year.” from Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe   American author, Edgar Allen Poe,...

History: The origins of Hallowe’en

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
The word Hallowe’en is short for All Hallows’ Eve and refers to the evening of 31st October. This is the evening before All Saints’ Day on 1st November,...