Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (152 p.)
Peninsular War (1807-1814) -- Women
Following the Drum: British Women in the Peninsular War examines the lives of British women, soldiers' and officers' wives, for the most part, who followed the British army on campaign in Portugal, Spain, and southern France during the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Because most of the women were of the working class, their major roles, as wives, mothers, widows, workers, and criminals, have been contrasted with those roles as defined in British working-class culture.
Simonson, Sheila, "Following the drum : British women in the Peninsular War" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3137.