The Leaguer Of Lathom; A Tale Of The Civil War In Lancashire

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byWilliam Harrison Ainsworth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... THE STORMING OF LANCASTER. HOGHTON TOWER. Lord Derby remained for a day at Chester, which was now strongly garrisoned by the Earl of Rivers, and then finding the queen did not require his further services, returned to Lathom. Gladly would he have remained tranquil for a short time, but the whole country was in so disturbed a state that it was impossible to do so. News was brought him that the important town of Preston had been taken by Sir John Seaton, MajorGeneral of the Parliamentary force, and that Lancaster was threatened. On receiving this intelligence, he determined to hasten to the assistance of the Royalists with all the force he could muster, and leave Lathom to the charge of the countess. Accordingly he set out on the same day with a body of two hundred and fifty men for Hoghton Tower--a large castellated mansion belonging to Sir Gilbert Hoghton, situated within a half a dozen miles of Preston. Hoghton Tower had been appointed as a rendezvous of the Royalists, and a beacon was burnt nightly there to summon them. Nothing could be finer than the situation of this strong and stately fabric--nothing grander or more picturesque than its appearance; crowning the summit of a knoll, the base of which was washed on one side by the river Darwen, while on the other it was environed by a large park, or rather forest, abounding in wild cattle, wild boar, and red deer. Founded in the early part of Elizabeth's reign by Sir Thomas Hoghton, this stately structure overlooked the whole district. From its walls Preston could be descried on the heights on the further side of the Kibble, and the course of that noble river could be traced from Penwortham to the Irish Sea--its broad estuary looking like a lake. Blackburn, Leyland, Chorley, and several other towns were ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... THE STORMING OF LANCASTER. HOGHTON TOWER. Lord Derby remained for a day at Chester, which was now strongly garrisoned by the E...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217956254

ISBN - 13:9780217956253

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