It was Ada Lovelace’s birthday this week. She’s always been on my radar but I hadn’t realised that she was Lord Byron’s daughter. This led my thoughts to ramble a little. Jane Austen, the Bronte’s X3, Ada Lovelace.
A fine bunch of women, all from the same period of time, all knocking the spots off their male counterparts.
Quite what the gentlemen were up to around these times I can’t begin to imagine. My best guess is that they were busy fighting wars or being foppish dandies.
Anyway, I include for your enjoyment a recently discovered portrait of Charlotte Bronte and her less-famous youngest sister, Betty, paying a visit to ye Olde West Riding Hair Salon.