"Miss Christina Rossetti"
Portrait of Christina Rossetti by her brother
(1830-1894) was, like her brother, a poet. She wrote love poetry, religious poetry and poetry for children, and is best known for the poem used as the lyrics for the Christmas carol "In the Bleak Midwinter". There is no evidence to suggest she was a lesbian, although one of her poems does have some lesbian imagery: she was engaged twice to men but broke both engagements on religious grounds.