Well I’m sure I am being an idiot jumping in here but I couldn’t resist, it’s all so ludicrous. In case you haven’t heard a woman who campaigned to have Jane Austen put on the new English ten pound note was abused and threatened with rape on Twitter every minute for 48 hours after the note was unveiled. The Troller in question has since been arrested.
I won’t say more than that except that Brain immediately went into overdrive to answer the question of how such an apparently innocuous news item could arouse such a reaction and what sort of person would react in such a way. The obvious answer was of course: Mrs. Gaskell.