6 December 1803
Susanna Strickland (later SM) was born at Bungay
, the youngest of six sisters.
Susanna Strickland, later SM, published her first book at the age of nineteen with the London firm A. K. Newman
: Spartacus, A Roman Story
, a historical fiction set in the ancient world.
16 June 1852
In a Canadian review of Roughing It
, Charles Lindsay accused SM of being "an ape of the aristocracy, too poor to lie on a sofa and too proud to labour for a living"; he apologized a year later.
SM published in Edinburgh
her last novel: George Leatrim; or, The Mother's Test