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Women warriors : ten courageous lives of women who went to war

Knight, Tracey-Ann2017
After her beloved husband was forced to fight for William II, Mrs Christian 'Kit' Welsh was not going to let her happy home be torn apart by war. Instead, she donned her husband's clothes and joined the Duke of Marlborough's Dragoons. Under the name of Christopher Welsh, she began her pursuit of her 'brother' Richard, which took her across Europe, onto the battlefield throughout the Nine Years War and the War of the Spanish Succession, and through an exploration of her own identity as a woman, wife, mother and soldier. 'Women Warriors' explores the compelling lives of 10 extraordinary women who rejected the limits that society placed upon their sex, by dressing as men and entering the masculine worlds of the state and military.
Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2017.
286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Includes QR code.Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781445662183 (hbk. :)
Dewey class:
355.0082355.0082 KNI
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