Branwell Brontë Angrian manuscripts

More characteristic of Branwell's literary activities are the Angrian manuscripts comprising both poems and stories written out in the tiniest of hands. Angria was one of the Brontë children's imaginary kingdoms, which grew out of early games with toy wooden soldiers. Sometime before November 1834, Emily and Anne left these behind and created a new kingdom called Gondal many of Emily's poems were to have their origin in its now largely lost tales including some of her most distinguished such as 'Remembrance'. Around the same time, Branwell and Charlotte formed Angria and Branwell's literary creativity was to be nurtured by its possibilities too as material in the collection also demonstrates.

BC MS 19c Brontë/B1/2

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BC MS 19c Brontë/B1/2

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