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Winchester Cathedral

“A building she admired so much…” Jane Austen at Winchester Cathedral

In 1817 Cassandra Austen was writing of her departed sister Jane: “Her dear remains are to be deposited in the cathedral – it is a satisfaction to me to think they are to lie in a building she admired so much.” Yesterday I visited the Cathedral, Jane’s tomb and the exhibition dedicated to her. I […]

Jane Austen

The Jane Austen exhibition at Winchester Cathedral

On the heels of the Woman’s Wit exhibition at the Morgan Library in New York closed in March, this is a new Jane Austen exhibition at Winchester Cathedral, in Hampshire. During her final bout of illness, Jane had moved to Winchester to be closer to her physician. She died there on July 18, 1817, attended […]