Probably 21 December 1866
MG was born at Tongham Manor
near the small village
of the same name, in southern England
, on this day or possibly a whole year earlier. Her birth was not registered.
MG delivered the first of her many public speeches in England
) on behalf of the Irish Parliamentary Party, which at that point she supported.
By late October 1938
MG published her ironically-titled autobiography, A Servant of the Queen
. The queen here is not the British monarch, but Cathleen Ni Houlihan the mythological queen and personification of Ireland
, whom MG played in the drama (by Yeats
and Augusta Gregory
) titled with Cathleen's name.
April 27, 1953
MG died at Roebuck House
of the tuberculosis which she had harboured for most of her life.