My history hero: Charlotte Brontë (1816-55)

"She didn't twiddle her thumbs. She got on with things – and she paved the way for other female writers. Her novels have a feminist twist, and she had a strong sense that life wasn't fair for women": Writer Jacqueline Wilson chooses Charlotte Brontë as her history hero

Portrait of Charlotte Brontë. (Photo by De Agostini Picture Library/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the November 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine

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