Anne Bronte’s Grave Error Corrected

Posted by admin on May 2, 2013

Author Anne Bronte, the sister of Charlotte and Emily, has been given a new gravestone after 164 years to correct an error on the original. Anne, who wrote Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, died in Scarborough in 1849 after succumbing to tuberculosis at the age of 29.

But her headstone in St Mary’s Churchyard gave her age as 28. A new plaque on her grave has been officially unveiled during a service of dedication. Anne is the only member of the famous literary family who is not buried at their home in Haworth, West Yorkshire.

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