"Early in 1817 Jane began to write Sanditon, but she became ill and the book was never finished. She was referred by her doctor to a doctor in Winchester and she moved into lodgings in College Street in Winchester (right - now a private house) with Cassandra for the last few weeks of her life. She bravely kept up her spirits until dying on 18 July, her head on Cassandra's shoulder, from what is now known as Addison's Disease, at the age of 41."
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Source: Hampshire County Council, The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
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