Charlotte Bronte 21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855 was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Bronte sisters.
Charlotte was born in Thornton, Yorkshire in 1816, the third of six children, to Maria née Branwell and her husband, Patrick Bronte. Charlotte’s parents didn’t get on like normal parents should. In fact, when Maria reserved a dress and matching shoes from her aunt, Patrick promptly cut the dress into small pieces and threw them in the fire in order to “ Teach his wife humility. In 1820, the family moved a few miles to Haworth, where Patrick had taken up a new job. Mrs Brontë died of cancer on 15th September 1821, leaving five daughters and a son to be taken care of by her sister Elizabeth Branwell. In August 1824, Charlotte was sent away, with three of her sisters, Emily, Maria, and Elizabeth, to the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire.
In 1842 Charlotte and Emily travelled to Brussels to start at a boarding school. In return for a room and tuition, Charlotte taught English and Emily taught music. Charlotte returned later on to Brussels in January 1843 to take up a teaching post at the boarding school. Her second stay at the boarding school was not as pleasant as the first, she became lonely and homesick. She finally returned to Haworth in January 1844. However, Charlotte did fall in love with a married man, Constantin Hager, the master of a school where she taught.
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