23 September 1865
Emma, Baroness Orczy, was born at her grandparents' home, the huge, rambling, square, commodious and ugly family country house of Tarnaörs
on the Hungarian puszta
, seventy-five or so kilometres west of Budapest
Friday 13 May 1903
A stage version of Emma, Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel
(written by herself and her husband
) was accepted for production by Fred Terry and his wife Julia Neilson to follow the successful Sweet Nell of Old Drury
EBO's The Scarlet Pimpernel
(about heroic English aristocrats led by Sir Percy Blakeney rescuing their French
counterparts during the revolutionary Terror) won instant success as a novel after a shaky debut on stage.
By 22 November 1947
In the year that Emma, Baroness Orczy, died there appeared her autobiography, Links in the Chain of Life
, which she had begun writing in 1938, before the war.