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Valentines Day:Who’s The Ultimate Romantic Hero?

Join us for a panel discussion on romantic heroes of Victorian Literature and cheer for your favourite literary leading man.

Is it the wild and brooding Heathcliff, the man who stole Catherine’s heart in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights?

Or is it the brooding and mysterious Mr Rochester, who earned the love of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre?

Or are you smitten by the strong-willed and handsome Mr Thornton, the masterful hero of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South?

Come along and vote for your favourite hero of Victorian literature, in the very house where Gaskell dreamt up Mr Thornton himself.

Libby Tempest will chair the panel as our passionate advocates – Diane Duffy and Sherry Ashworth – plead the case for their chosen leading man!

Pull up a seat from 1.30-2.30pm in the Servants Hall and indulge in some literary Valentine’s Day romance at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Included in admission.

14th Feb 2019

1.30pm - 2:30pm


A Large Cheerful, airy house, quite out of Manchester smoke.

Charlotte Brontë on visiting the House, 1851