By Chris Schoeman
After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer conflict, enormous quantities of ladies left their nations for South Africa, a few looking for experience, others with a robust wish to support the sufferers of battle. They got here from around the globe – from Britain and its colonies, and from pro-Boer nations in Europe. yet, no matter what their origins, all of them got here to dwell and paintings less than harsh stipulations in a global that was once overseas to them.
Angels of Mercy tells the tale of twelve of those courageous girls. Hailing from England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, a few labored as nurses at the frontline, whereas others got here to educate Boer teenagers within the focus camps. in keeping with own diaries and letters and different wartime resources, this attention-grabbing and encouraging publication tells in their trials and tribulations as they handled the hazards of battle, the extremes of our environment, and the sorrowful eyes of the loss of life males lower than their care. Theirs are tales of compassion and braveness.
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Extra resources for Angels of Mercy: Foreign Women in the Anglo-Boer War
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G. 39, 42, 44, 49 51. Patriarchy and the World of Gossips 37 allegedly present during the act. Goodwife Centloe’s all-female household in an alley oﬀ Fleet Street, investigated in 1607, appeared equally suspicious. 41 It was well known that young women coming up to London to seek a service could easily be tricked or coerced into prostitution, and the Bridewell court minutes record many such personal tragedies. Alice Sharpe came up to London by the Winchcombe carrier in 1598 to look for a service, without success, and within a few days had been lured into sex in the ﬁelds for 3s.
On the problem of a long-lost husband reappearing after his wife had remarried in good faith see J. Hall, Resolutions and Decisions of Divers Practical Cases of Conscience (1654), 377–8. 55 GL, MS 9064/18, fo. 45v; cf. BCB 4, fo. 31v. 56 ‘The Seamans Wives Ranting Resolution’, Pepys Ballads, iv. , iv. 1674–9]; for an example, BCB 4, fo. 271. 57 GL, MS 9064/14, fo. 119v; MS 9065A/4, fos. 28v–29r; MS 9065A/8, fos. 2v, 190v–91r, 285; Earle, City Full of People, 196. 58 Some men had opted to live apart to further their careers.