22 December 1844
EFB was born in Bollington
, apparently one of a family of at least four.
By 12 July 1881
EFB published her first identified work, Milicent. A Poem
, with C. Kegan Paul and Co.
under the pseudonym 'E. Fairfax Byrrne'.
By 2 March 1894
EFB published anonymously her best-known work, A Superfluous Woman
, a polemical novel in three volumes with W. Heinemann
, which explores the theme of the innocent female victim of venereal disease.
By 31 March 1912
EFB published her final novel, The House of Robershaye
, which features support for the cause of socialism alongside a portrait of an artist.
28 November 1926
EFB died of cardiac degeneration and old age at a nursing home in Weybridge