On This Day…

…in 1847, Charlotte Brontë sent a manuscript of Jane Eyre to her publisher in London. Due to the misogyny of the time, Charlotte wrote under the pseudonym ‘Currer Bell,’ so that her work would be taken more seriously. Her sisters, Emily and Anne, did the same, writing as ‘Ellis Bell’ and ‘Acton Bell’.


Never Before Seen Photo of Tower Bridge being Built

A wealth of previously unseen photos from the Francis Frith Collection have been uploaded to the website Ancestry.com, including this beautiful image of Tower Bridge being constructed in 1890. Francis Frith was an English photographer, born in 1822.

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