Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Margaret Bingham, Countess Lucan entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 05 December 2021.
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Margaret Bingham, Countess Lucan, eighteenth-century London miniature-painter, wit, and minor bluestocking, seems to have written verse all her life. Her writing would not be remembered if it were not for her strong political poem protesting against Britain's treatment of Ireland.
1740 Margaret Smith, later Margaret, Lady Lucan, was born at Canons Leigh in Devon, the younger of two sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.
Probably 1778 Margaret Bingham, Countess of Lucan, published Verses on the Present State of Ireland in Dublin as 'Lady L—n' and in London as 'a Lady'. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 February 1814 Margaret Bingham, Countess of Lucan, died in St James's Place, London after fifteen years as a widow. Bibliographic Citation link.
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