Margaret King Moore

(3605 words)
  • Anne Markey (Trinity College Dublin )

Margaret King, the second child and eldest daughter of Robert, Earl of Kingsborough, and his wife, Caroline, née Fitzgerald, was born in Henrietta Street, Dublin on 24 October 1772 (McAleer: 19). Her parents’ marriage was a strategic one, designed to unite the fortunes and lands of two powerful Anglo-Irish families, and the relationship between the earl and his wife was always fraught, eventually ending in the late 1790s in estrangement and separation (Todd, 2003a: 126). Shortly after Margaret’s birth, the King family removed to London, from where Lord and Lady Kingsborough set off on a tour of the continent in 1773, leaving behind Margaret and her brother in the care of a nurse and household servants. In later life …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Markey, Anne. "Margaret King Moore". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 January 2013; last revised .
[, accessed 04 July 2015.]

Articles on King Moore's works

  1. Simple Stories in Words of One Syllable for Little Boys and Girls
  2. Stories for Little Boys and Girls in Words of One Syllable
  3. Stories of Old Daniel: or Tales of Wonder and Delight