The cartographic consciousness of Irish gothic fiction
, 1600–1830 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999), p. 40. See also the discussion of the similarities between eighteenth-century English travel writing and gothic fiction in Mighall, A geography of Victorian gothic fiction , pp. 16–26.
The date of the events in The English nun can be pinpointed by the passing reference made upon Sister Louisa's return to England to the beginning of the Swedish Revolution on 19 August