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The Brontës: 1848
Haworth, West Yorkshire

After years as an alcoholic and opium addict, Branwell Brontë died at the Brontë Parsonage on 24 September 1848, probably of tuberculosis aggravated by delirium tremens (or an acute toxic delirium caused by withdrawing from alcohol consumption following habitual excessive drinking), although the death certificate states the cause as “Chronic bronchitis—Marasmus.”


The Old Apothecary, frequented by Branwell Brontë; Haworth, West Yorkshire [6 October 1989]


Former drug shop, frequented by Branwell Brontë; Haworth, West Yorkshire [1 May 1985]


Former drug shop and house sign, Haworth, West Yorkshire [1 May 1985]

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