SB's first published work, A Visit to My Birthplace
(one of a number of her early books to deal with Protestant society in Ireland
) is said to have appeared this year, though only later editions are known.
1843 Coombe Abbey: An Historical Tale of the Reign of James the First
, a story about the kidnapping of the young Elizabeth of Bohemia
that was planned to accompany the gunpowder plot of 1605, became SB's best known work.