In the late 17th century, English wife and mother Kit Welsh took on a male identity, joined the Duke of Marlborough's Dragoons, and fought her way across Europe during the Nine Years' War. Here Tracey-Ann Knight tells this vivid tale, and explores the compelling lives of nine other women who rejected the limits that society placed upon their sex in order to enter the masculine world of the military. Experiencing injury, captivity, and even duels, these women were involved in pivotal battles throughout history, including Bull Run, the fight for colonial India, and World War I.
Women Warriors: Ten Courageous Lives of Women Who Went to War
Author: Tracey-Ann Knight.