18th & 19th Century English Women At Sea by Marilyn Clay
Approx. 11,400 words.
Published on September 10, 2012.
18th and 19th CENTURY ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA is a lively and entertaining account of the three types of women one might have found, legally or illegally, on board an English ship during the 18th and 19th centuries, i. e. prostitutes, officer’s and midshipmen’s wives and other female passengers, including mistresses, during peace or wartime; and women masquerading as sailors or crewmen.