Marguerite Cunliffe-Owen, nee de Godart (1859- 1927) was a historical novelist known as La Marquise de Fontenoy or the Countess du Planty. Her husband was Frederick Cunliffe-Owen. After losing their European fortunes, the Cunliffe-Owens came to the United States in 1885 from France, and they began writing careers. Frederick wrote for newspaper editorial and society columns concerning, for the most part, European affairs and the social life of the nobility, and Marguerite published a series of biographies and novels. Her works include: The Martyrdom of an Empress (1899), The Tribulations of a Princess (1901), A Doffed Coronet (1902), A Keystone of Empire (1903), Imperator Et Rex: William II of Germany (1904), The Trident and the Net (1905), Gray Mist (1906), Emerald and Ermine (1907), The Cradle of the Rose (1908), Snow-Fire: A Story of the Russian Court (1910), Moonglade (1915) and More Uncensored Recollections (1926).