Sophia King entry: Overview screen.
SK's date of birth is uncertain. It is generally given as about 1782; but it seems probable that she was some years older than that, closer in age to her sister Charlotte Dacre
, with whom she shared her earliest writing and her metier of poet and Gothic novelist—and that like Charlotte she misrepresented her age.
'Mrs. Fortnum (late Sophia King)' published her apparently final novel, The Adventures of Victor Allen
, in two volumes, with a list of her previous novels on its title-page.
SK was presumably alive when her final novel appeared in 1805. It is not known when she died.