Naval Wives and Mistresses

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Focusing on the second half of the eighteenth century, a period when Britain was almost continuously at war, this book looks at different social groups, from the aristocratic elite to the labouring 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 ...

Naval Wives and Mistresses 2011, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752460918

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Naval Wives & Mistresses 2007, National Maritime Museum

ISBN-13: 9780948065927

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