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Catherine Exley's Diary: The Life and Times of an Army Wife in the Peninsular War - Rebecca Probert
Catherine Exley's Diary: The Life and Times of an Army Wife in the Peninsular War
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Catherine Exley was born in Leeds in 1779. Aged thirty, she boarded a ship and sailed for Portugal. Her memoir of the years she spent following the 34th Regiment is unique, the only first-hand account of the Peninsular War by the wife of a common British soldier. Published shortly after her death... show more
Catherine Exley was born in Leeds in 1779. Aged thirty, she boarded a ship and sailed for Portugal. Her memoir of the years she spent following the 34th Regiment is unique, the only first-hand account of the Peninsular War by the wife of a common British soldier. Published shortly after her death as a booklet which has since been lost, Catherine s Diary survived in a local
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780956384799 (095638479X)
Publisher: Brandram
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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5.0 Catherine Exley's Diary: The Life and Times of an Army Wife in the Peninsular War
Catherine Exley’s memoir of the years she spent following the 34th Regiment through Portugal and Spain is gold: the only first-hand account (so far) of the Peninsular War by the wife of a common British soldier. It has great (and terrible) detail of daily life as a practially penniless camp follower...
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