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18th and 19th Century Women at Sea [NOOK Book]

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18th and 19th CENTURY ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA is a fascinating and entertaining account of the three types of women one would normally find, legally or illegally, on board a ship during this time period: prostitutes, officer’s and midshipmen’s wives, as well as other female passengers during wartime, and women masquerading as sailors or crewmen. Colorful but factual accounts of surprising and certainly, little-known, incidents are drawn from letters written by sailors and other men at sea, from diaries of such ...
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Overview

18th and 19th CENTURY ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA is a fascinating and entertaining account of the three types of women one would normally find, legally or illegally, on board a ship during this time period: prostitutes, officer’s and midshipmen’s wives, as well as other female passengers during wartime, and women masquerading as sailors or crewmen. Colorful but factual accounts of surprising and certainly, little-known, incidents are drawn from letters written by sailors and other men at sea, from diaries of such figures as Admiral Horatio Nelson, and autobiographies written in the late 1700s by women such as Mary Lacy, who took to the sea masquerading as men, and lived to tell of their experiences. Noted historians who have published works on the same subject are quoted.
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Melissa Frederick
"A well-researched, entertaining and informative look at a little-known subject. As usual, Marilyn Clay digs out the historical facts and presents them in a unique and lively manner. Very well done!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014177535
  • Publisher: MARILYN CLAY
  • Publication date: 3/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,331,860
  • File size: 34 KB

Meet the Author

MARILYN CLAY is a multi-published author and respected historian of the Regency period in English history. For sixteen years, Marilyn published and edited The Regency Plume Newsletter, an international newsletter featuring articles written by published authors which are useful to writers, historians and people interested in all aspects of the 18th and early 19th centuries in English history. Marilyn Clay was invited by the editors of Garland Books to contribute historical essays to an Encyclopedia of Romanticism: Culture in Britain, 1780s – 1830s, published in 1992. In the late 1990s Kensington Books published six of Marilyn Clay’s Regency romance novels, all of which were translated to foreign languages and are now available as e-books for the Nook. Titles include: Brighton Beauty, Miss Eliza's Gentleman Caller, Miss Darby's Debut, Bewitching Lord Winterton, Felicity's Folly, and The Unsuitable Suitor. Watch for The Wrong Miss Fairfax.

MARILYN CLAY’s recent historical suspense novels include, DECEPTIONS: A Jamestown Novel published in hard-cover by Thomson/Gale in July 2010 and now available as an e-book for the Nook. SECRETS AND LIES: A Jamestown Novel was released also in hardcover in June 2012 and will be available as an e-book in 2013. BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY was published in September 2012 by Mayfair Mysteries and is available now in both print and e-book formats. For more information about author Marilyn Clay, visit The Regency Plume website at http://theregencyplume.tripod.com/
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    An interesting overview of life at sea and about the women who t

    An interesting overview of life at sea and about the women who traveled with seamen during this time period. I learned a great deal that will help me in researching my own novels. Well done.

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