Naval Wives and Mistresses
73%
off

Naval Wives and Mistresses

4.12 (8 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

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 responsibility for maintaining the home and bringing up children fell squarely on them in their husbands' absence. The text includes many voices from the past and throws fresh light on an under-researched aspect of women's history. Margarette Lincoln's fascinating book is illustrated with images from the National Maritime Museum's extensive collection of oil paintings, prints and drawings.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 16mm | 381.02g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0752460919
  • 9780752460918
  • 1,208,048

About Margarette Lincoln

Margarette Lincoln is Deputy Director at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and has published extensively in eighteenth-century maritime history.show more

Rating details

8 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 38% (3)
4 38% (3)
3 25% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X