Walking Through History

Walking Through History

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Bronte Country S3, E1: Three remarkable Victorian sisters and their dissolute brother grew up and died relatively young in a small Yorkshire village but their stellar literary success created a posthumous personality cult that still exists today. The Brontës let their imaginations run wild across the spectacular local countryside surrounding their village, real locations providing the background for great works. Tony’s circular walk will start and end in Howarth. To start he’ll follow the Rev. Brontë and his young family with their seven carts and one covered wagon on the road from Bradford to Haworth. We’ll discover what life was like in the Bronte’s home village during their lifetimes. Stepping out from Howarth we’ll head out on to the moors in the footsteps of the Brontë children and the imaginary world that drove their later writings. We’ll take in Bronte related relics and the famed moor itself before heading back to Haworth to discover how the Brontë cult grew rapidly in the decades following their deaths.
Starring Tony Robinson, Tony Robinson