Charlotte Brontë’s hair found in ring on Antiques Roadshow, say experts


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Ring discovered in attic and presented on TV show contains braid of author’s hair and was probably made to mark her death

A lock of braided hair in a ring discovered in a Welsh attic is “very likely” to have been the hair of Charlotte Brontë, according to the Brontë Society.

The ring came to light on the latest episode of the Antiques Roadshow, filmed in Erddig, north Wales. An unidentified woman said it had belonged to her late father-in-law. It has an inscription on the inside, bearing the name of the author of Jane Eyre, and the date of her death in 1855.

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