14 August 1802
Letitia Elizabeth Landon, who later wrote as LEL, was born at 25 Hans Place
, near London, the first of three children.
11 March 1820
Eighteen-year-old Letitia Landon's first poem, "Rome"
, was published in the Literary Gazette
, signed 'L.'
15 October 1838
Less than two months after arriving in Africa and only four after her wedding, LEL was discovered lying lifeless in her room, in what seemed to be suspicious circumstances.
A novel entitled Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances
was published, said to have been left unfinished by "L.E.L. (the late Mrs. MacLean)"
and concluded by the friend who then saw it through the press.