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Hello there. I've been researching historical records of women in… 
14th-Sep-2006 09:06 am
Hello there.

I've been researching historical records of women in armies and other combat situations for several years:
http://www.lothene.org/others/women.html is the starting page.

If anyone's heard of any that I've missed out, do please let me know.

Many of them ended up being infamous in their time: Bouddicca, Grace O'Malley, the de Bruce sisters, The Empress Matilda, Queen Aethelburgh, Countess of Ross, Black Agnes Randolph, Maire o Ciaragain, Joan of Arc, Moll Cutpurse, Wicked Lady Ferrers, Mary Reed, Anne Bonny, Rose Lacombe...
14th-Sep-2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
This may not be of interest but BBC History magazie ran an article on women with armies recently- the ones who rather than wait at home for their men decided to follow them to the battlefields. If you're interested I could dig it out although I think it was about a later period, Napoleonic Wars onwards if I recall.
14th-Sep-2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, that would be interesting.
Apart from anything else there seem to be plenty of records of women who started out as laundresses or army wives and ended up in the thick of the action either by accident or design.
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