By summer 1827
CB had begun creating plays with her siblings: both secret 'Bed plays' produced under the covers with Emily
in their shared bed, and daytime plays involving Branwell
CB, while in Manchester
for her father's cataract operation, began writing Jane Eyre
7 July 1848
CB travelled to London
with her sister Anne
to refute the claim that Currer, Ellis
, and Acton Bell
were a single author.
Early May 1850
CB's Jane Eyre
was re-issued in a cheap, one-volume edition.
Late May 1853
CB began a new story called "Willie Ellin", which had elements in common with The Professor
; it was never finished.
31 March 1855
CB, Mrs Arthur Bell Nicholls, died at Haworth
of a chill, which was called tuberculosis. It is now generally supposed that she died because she was weakened by exceptionally heavy morning sickness in her pregnancy.