Christina Rossetti Context

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    • Historical
      • 1833
        • Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire
      • 1837
        • William IV dies, Succeeded by his niece, Victoria
      • 1841
        • The Toriescome to power. Sir Robert Peel becomes Prime Minister
      • 1853
        • Crimean War
      • 1857
        • The Indian mutany
      • 1868
        • Gladstone becomes Prime Minister
      • 1870
        • Education Act
      • 1882
        • Married Women's Property Act enables women to buy, own, and sell property,  and to keep their own earnings
      • 1888
        • Jack the Ripper murders 5 women in London
      • 1890
        • First underground railway in London
    • Literary
      • 1847
        • Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
        • Emily Bronte - Wuthering heights
      • 1848
        • Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) is founded
      • 1870
        • Dante Gabriel Rossetti 'poems'
      • 1890
        • Emily Dickinson 'Poems'
    • Biographical
      • 1842
        • First surviving poem by Rossetti, 'To My Mother'
      • 1848
        • First poems are published in the 'Athenaeum'
        • Engaged to James Collinson (member of the PRB)
      • 1865
        • Travels to Switzerland and Italy
      • 1854
        • Gabriele Rossetti dies
      • 1866
        • Declines marriage proposal from Charles Cayley
      • 1872
        • Dante (her brother) had a breakdown
      • 1873
        • Sister, Maria, joins All Saints' Sisterhood
      • 1843
        • Begins attending Christ Church, Albany Street
      • 1850
      • 1876
        • Death of Maria
      • 1894
        • Dies
      • 1882
        • Dante Dies
      • 1830
        • Born
  • 1843
    • Begins attending Christ Church, Albany Street

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