Major upheavals in the family took place from about 1872. CR
's brother Gabriel
became paranoid and suicidal on the negative reception of his Poems (1870), and the next year William
announced his upcoming marriage...
The next year the Rossetti household was increased by the arrival of Ford Madox Brown
's ten-year-old daughter, Lucy
, who came to them to be educated by Maria. Christina's brother William, who at this...
Wealth and Poverty
She wrote a new will, giving the money to her brother William
, whose recently deceased wife
had left her property to her children instead of to him.
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. Viking, 1995.