Elizabeth Barrett Browning: poet, activist, trailblazer, runaway

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: poet, activist, trailblazer, runaway

Wednesday, 17 February

Fiona Sampson, author of a new biography, Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, discusses the life and work of the Victorian poet. Although perhaps best known for her runaway romance with fellow poet Robert Browning, Elizabeth also battled chronic illness and family troubles to create influential activist writing and ground-breaking poetry.

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