Elizabeth Barrett Browing came from a large extremely wealthy famialy immortalised in the movie starring Charles Laughton entitled the Barretts of Wimpole Street. Elizabeth Barrett Browing was the sickly child of her many brothers and sisters and the favourite of her strict father. Elizabeth spent much of her time in her room and began to write poetry as she was unable to leave the house. Her main source of company was her dog, Flush and her poem dedicated to the dog is featured above.Her interest in poetry lead to her reading some of the works of Robert Browning. They eventually met and fell in love.Her father was much against the marriage but Robert and Elizabeth still decided to marry.
This page is dedicated to this great poet together with a biography, picture and most famous poems