Victorian Women in War and Conflict John Theakstone

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Published: In English title=Victorian And Edwardian Women Travellers

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Victorian Women in War and Conflict  by  John Theakstone

Victorian Women in War and Conflict by John Theakstone
In English title=Victorian And Edwardian Women Travellers | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 69 pages | ISBN: | 10.13 Mb

Throughout the nineteenth century Britain was a major imperial power. It was not, however, a wholly peaceful time. War and conflict affected many parts of empire as they did lands elsewhere. During that time many women found themselves in the midstMoreThroughout the nineteenth century Britain was a major imperial power. It was not, however, a wholly peaceful time.

War and conflict affected many parts of empire as they did lands elsewhere. During that time many women found themselves in the midst of trouble abroad. Some had accompanied husbands in civil, military or religious service. Others were caught up in conflict by chance. Here are the accounts by almost a score of women of what they witnessed. Their experiences range from the British failure in Afghanistan in mid-century and the Indian mutiny of 1857 to the Crimean War and other European conflicts, and through the British battles in Africa towards the end of the century.

There are graphic descriptions of the terror faced by many women as well as less horrific tales of the impact on daily life of the troubled times through which women lived. Most were British but here can be found the story of an American caught up in Paris under siege and an all too rare view of the Boer War by a Boer woman. A number of the British women were members of the aristocracy- however, here too are the words of a governess in Burma, a merchant in the Transvaal and a woman whose European vacation was rudely interrupted.

All provide stimulating reading for the present day.



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