Naval Wives and Mistresses Margarette Lincoln

ISBN: 9780752460918

Published: November 1st 2011

Paperback

192 pages


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Naval Wives and Mistresses  by  Margarette Lincoln

Naval Wives and Mistresses by Margarette Lincoln
November 1st 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9780752460918 | 7.80 Mb

Naval Wives & Mistresses is an innovative study of naval women who stayed at home while their men went to sea. Focusing on the second half of the 18th century, a period when Britain was almost continuously at war, this book looks at differentMoreNaval Wives & Mistresses is an innovative study of naval women who stayed at home while their men went to sea.

Focusing on the second half of the 18th century, a period when Britain was almost continuously at war, this book looks at different social groups, from the aristocratic elite to the laboring and criminal poor, prostitutes, and petty thieves. Drawing on a range of material from personal letters to trial reports, from popular prints to love tokens, it exposes the personal cost of warfare and imperial ambition. It also reveals the opportunities for greater self-determination that some women were able to grasp, as the responsibility for maintaining the home and bringing up children fell squarely on them in their husbands absence.

Illustrated with images from the National Maritime Museums extensive collection of oil paintings, prints, and drawings, the book includes many voices from the past and throws fresh light on an under-researched aspect of womens history.



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