4 December 1861
MK was born this year as Emma Goldworth Kendall at Bridlington
, the youngest of four children.
MK's first full-length published work was a short novel, in part a fairy tale: That Very Mab
, written in collaboration with Andrew Lang
, the classical scholar and folklore collector.
By mid-November 1887
MK's first book of poetry, Dreams to Sell
, appeared. It is most notable for its section on "Science" and the way its evolutionary theory challenges naturalist notions of women's inferiority.
"The Stone Fiddler: A Garden Statue" was MK's last poem published in the Cornhill Magazine
11 October 1943
MK died in poverty at an institution in York
; her death certificate gives the cause as "Senile", that is suffering from dementia.