Margaret Croker

Standard Name: Croker, Margaret
Birth Name: Margaret Sarah Croker
MC , publishing in the early nineteenth century, is a competent poet (best when least formal) but an outstanding novelist, even on the evidence of her one identified work of fiction (among at least three published).


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Intertextuality and Influence Joanna Baillie
The Chief Justice of Ceylon, Sir Alexander Johnstone , asked that two of JB 's last plays be translated into Singalese.One—The Bride, A Tragedy (published in summer 1828), had a Singalese subject.
Quarterly Review. J. Murray.
38 (1828): 602
Textual Production Maria Callcott
MC told her friend Caroline Fox that she would write this book from memory without consulting sources. It may be relevant to her choice of title that Mary Martha Sherwood had published a children's book...
Textual Production Felicia Hemans
These were collected in her next volume, Translations. Hemans joined a number of other women who had lamented the death of the princess in childbirth on 6 November 1817: Margaret Croker , Susanna Watts


6 November 1817: Princess Charlotte died at 2.30 a.m. after...

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6 November 1817

Princess Charlotte died at 2.30 a.m. after delivering a stillborn son. Poor clinical judgement was to blame; intense national mourning and controversy followed.


Croker, Margaret. A Monody on His Late Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. Francis Westley, 1820.
Croker, Margaret. A Monody on the Lamented Death of Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte-Augusta of Wales and of Saxe Cobourg Saalfield. Edmund Lloyd; J. Booth, 1817.
Croker, Margaret. A Tribute to the Memory of Sir Samuel Romilly. John Souter, 1818.
Croker, Margaret. Nugae Canorae. J. Souter, 1818.
Croker, Margaret. The Question, Who is Anna? A Tale. J. Souter, 1818.