Cassocked Savage - the Life of Patrick Brontë
by Cenarth Fox
Patrick Brontë was a poor, Irish redhead—a brilliant Cambridge graduate and priest for 55 years. His daughters were lauded; he lambasted. Why? Why say he chopped chairs, cut clothes and made his kids vegetarians? Why say he banned newspapers and shot headstones? Did he get a raw deal? Was he not the reason his daughters were so darn creative?