Catherine Fanshawe entry: Overview screen.
6 July 1765
CF was born at her father's estate, Shabden
; she was the middle one in a family of three sisters; one brother died very young and the other as a young man.
CF composed what eventually became one of the best-known of her little-known poems; it was later entitled "Epistle to Earl Harcourt, on his wishing her to spell the name of Catherine with a K".
Catherine Fanshawe wrote two political verse satires which appeared anonymously in the Morning Post
: "Provision for a Family" and "Speech of the Member for Odium".
14 April 1834
CF died at nearly seventy while staying at Putney Heath
; she had suffered badly for months from a disease of the spine.