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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Caroline C. Holroyd

Author: Caroline C. Holroyd (1838–1930)

Biography: Caroline C. Holroyd was born in 1838 in Surrey, the youngest daughter of Edward Holroyd (d. 1881) and Caroline (nee Pugsley). She came from a distriguished legal family: her paternal grandfather was Sir George Sowley Holroyd, a judge of the Queen's Bench; her father was a commissioner on the Court of Bankruptcy; and her brother was Sir Edward Dundas Holroyd, a barrister and judge in Australia. She wrote only one novel, Seething Days (1894), a historical tale of the Tudors. Holroyd never married and died in 1930.

References: ADB (Sir Edward Dundas Holroyd); British Census (1881); Law Times (26 February 1881); Times (25 January 1930)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Seething Days: A Romance of Tudor Times.  1 vol.  London: A. D. Innes, 1894.