The Yorkshire house that inspired Charlotte Bronte


"The reason? Author Charlotte Bronte had visited in the 19th century, and based her most famous work, Jane Eyre, on both a legend of Norton Conyers and the house itself. In 1839 Charlotte learned of the story of a mad woman who was confined to an attic bedroom- this grisly myth inspired the character of Mrs Rochester, and the house became the fictional Thornfield Hall."

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21st century