's children's novel At Lathom's Siege features two fictional heroines, but is set during the actual defence of Lathom House under the command of the Countess of Derby
during the English Civil War.
British Library Catalogue.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
Despite the title, the travel in this sequel or companion to The Juvenile Travellers confines itself to the British Isles, where one of the most pressing topics of local interest is association with writers...
12 March to 25 May 1644
In her husband
's absence the royalist Countess of Derby
, born a Huguenot Frenchwoman, successfully stood a siege at Lathom House in Lancashire (a towered and moated building).