On a day like today in 1849, Anne Brontë died in Scarborough surrounded by her sister Charlotte and her lifelong friend Ellen Nussey.
Her grave overlooks the sea and is witness to countless breathtaking sunsets, just like the one Anne saw on the eve of her death. The headstone with its legendary error (or errors, originally, as Charlotte Brontë corrected several on a subsequent visit) has proved less durable than her works. On the plaque installed by the Brontë Society and only recently dedicated, the error concerning her age has now been corrected and several national and international newspapers were so keen to report.
Her works remain the same and undoubtedly stand the test of time.