During the English Civil War, Lady Mary Bankes defended a castle from over 200 attackers with only five men under her initial command
Mary Hawtry was born in about 1598, the only daughter of Ralph Hawtry, Esquire of Ruislip, Middlesex, and Mary Altham. In about 1618, she married Sir John
With a scant handful of helpers, this woman held off hundreds of attackers for THREE YEARS.
…not unlike next week’s RP…!
(thanks to Helena for sending this in!)