12 November 1769
Amelia Alderson (later AO) was born in Norwich
, her parents' only child.
AO's "last major publication," Lays for the Dead
, appeared, with a preface acknowledging that some might find the subject-matter monotonous.
20 April 1850
AO sent off to the organizers of an anti-slavery bazaar, to be used anonymously, the latest of her poems which her editors have been able to date. It begins: "Oh ye! who come this show to view."
2 December 1853
AO died in Norwich
, after only a few months of decline and failing memory.