a question about ladies and the Navy
Posted by P. Bingham on March 03, 1998 at 23:58:37:
During the Regency, I know many of the officers brought their wives and sometimes even children with them on ship. (such as the case of Jane Austen's brother and his wife and child) I understand that the ladies would have been transported to another ship in the time of fighting, but I suppose many a lady must have been stuck on the ship in the case of a surprise. Does anyone know of any memoires written by an officer's wife on board a ship, whether fighting or no? Or any ladies at all that were on board a naval battleship during the Napoleonic Wars? I'd be very interested, thanks!
- Have a look at the discussions on the Persuasion board(nfm) Caroline 15:31:19 3/04/98 (2)
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