Browning was educated in her England home where she preferred to read Shakespeare when she was only ten years old. When she was twelve years old she wrote her first epic poem. While she was being educated Browning developed a lung disease that made her sick her entire life. A couple years later she was in a horse accident and had a spinal injury that also would effect her for the rest of her life. Even though she was sick she continued to educate herself from her home.
Browning educated herself on the government and events that were happening around her. This can be seen in a lot of her work and you can find some specific examples here.