Mary Caesar entry: Overview screen.
30 May 1724
MC began compiling a manuscript of "commentary on political events and personalities,"
presented from an intensely Jacobite standpoint, which extended in the course of seventeen years to about 30,000 words.
After 2 April 1741
After her husband
died, MC closed her book by pasting in his obituary notice and writing: "Alas, there's no Expression / To Tell my Dismal Woe." These words from a bereaved royalist (John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham
on his son's death) enact her own silencing.
MC died, just three months after her husband