The author of the popular Lives of the Queens of England (12 vols, 1840-48) narrates a tragic tale of abduction and apostacy set in the Greek War of Independence. When Helen’s son Alexander is seized by Janissaries, his mother pursues the Turks to reclaim him, leaving behind her other children, and ends up in the harem of the grand vizier. Twenty years Helen follows her son, now a pasha, to the Morea, where he is sent to fight the rebel Greeks, hoping to find her family.
Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece, Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal 344, 1 September, pp. 249-51.