LSC was born, either in Ireland
or in Sussex
, the elder of two children.
LSC, still in her teens and living in Paris
after her father's death, published her first volume of poetry, The Maid of the Cyprus Isle, and Other Poems
By 22 May 1841
LSC published a historical novel, The Queen's Poisoner; or, France in the Sixteenth Century: A Romance
17 May 1856
LSC published her final poem, The Lay of the Stork
, which mingles fantasy with the serious topic of the Crimean War.