23 September 1861
Novelist and poet MEC was born at Hyde Park Square
, the elder child in her family.
1874 or 1875
At the age of thirteen, MEC penned her earliest known poem, "The Ballad of Autumn".
MEC composed what is still her most famous poem, "The Other Side of a Mirror"; it was printed fourteen years later in her collection Fancy's Following
25 August 1907
At the age of forty-five, MEC died at Harrogate
following an attack of acute appendicitis.