Alexander Macgregor & J. P. Maclean
The astonishing life of one of Scotland’s most famous daughters
Anyone who knows about the abortive 1745 Jacobite Rising in Scotland, knows the romantic tale of how, after the catastrophi..
Helen Maria Williams
Letters Covering the Period of Napoleon’s Escape from Elba to the Fall of the Capital
Eyewitness to the end of an epoch
During the bicentenary year the Battle of Waterloo much attention will focus on the battle itself and events before and after. This book is invaluable in that rega..
Maud Mortimer, Olive Dent & Thekla Bowser
Accounts of the Voluntary Aid Detachment During the First World War 1914-18—A Green Tent in Flanders by Maud Mortimer, A V.A.D. in France by Olive Dent & Britain’s Civilian Volunteers by Thekla Bowser
Three accounts of the brave women volunteers of the V.A.Ds during the Great War
Although the wars of the later 19th century, such as the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, offer..
Pat Beauchamp & Grace McDougall
Two Accounts of the F. A. N. Ys During the First World War—Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp & A Nurse at the War by Grace McDougall
The F. A. N. Ys—first anywhere!
The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry was a female organisation formed in 1907. Its aim was not only to provide competent first aid on the battlefield put also to train its..
Sarah Wilson & Mrs. Heckford
Two Accounts of Remarkable Women in South Africa During the Boer War—South African Memories by Sarah Wilson & A Lady Trader in the Transvaal by Mrs. Heckford
Two resolute women—the first female ‘warco’ and the trader
This special Leonaur two-in-one volume contains accounts by two resourceful and independent women who made their way through the often hos..
Lena Ashwell, James W. Evans & Gardner L. Harding and Margaret Mayo
Recollections of the Artists Who Entertained British & American Troops During the First World War—Modern Troubadours by Lena Ashwell, Entertaining the American Army by James W. Evans & Gardner L. Harding & Trouping for the Troops by Margaret M
Song, dance and laughter under fire by those who performed for ‘the boys’
This special Leonaur edition, released to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, includes three interes..
Helen Davenport Gibbons
A Lady’s Experiences in Turkey at the Time of the Armenian Persecutions 1909-1914
A witness to the Armenian Genocide
This is an unusual and riveting account by a young American mother who was living in Ottoman Turkey in both ‘Constantinople’ and Tarsus in Armenia during the open..
The Experiences of a Missionary in 19th Century South Africa
A missionary in South Africa in time of war
Those who know anything of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 are aware that the king of that martial nation was Cetywayo. The Zulu people had been crafted into ..
Henry VIII and Henry Ellis
And Other Correspondence & Documents Concerning the King and His Wives
The king and his wives—letters and documents
History is full of notable figures, but far fewer in number are those who have become iconic. An indisputably iconic figure, even among the many great k..
An Airman’s Wife in Mesopotamia Post the First World War
A woman in Iraq
This book of a woman’s ordeal at the hands of Arabs in post First World War Mesopotamia (now modern day Iraq) is such a riveting account that to describe too much would be to spoil ..
The Adventures of a Lady Traveller During the 1850s
A young French girl’s adventures in the age of Victoria
The adventures of Parisian young lady, Fanny Loviot and her eldest sister began in the Spring of 1852 when they boarded the small French scho..
Mrs. Archibald Mackirdy & William Nicholas Willis
An Overview of the Traffic in Young Women at the Turn of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
The evil of female exploitation
Human bondage and the exploitation of the weak, poor and vulnerable is as old as human kind itself. It is such a primal aspect of human nature that there have been l..
The Ordeals of a Woman Against Polygamy Within the Mormon Church During the 19th Century
A ‘first wife’ tells the story of her life
The author of ‘Wife No. 19,’ Ann Young was in measure inspired in her own literary efforts and in her campaign for women’s rights within the early Mormon ..
Ann Eliza Young
The Life & Ordeals of a Mormon Woman During the 19th Century
A campaigner for women's rights
This is a remarkable and controversial book by any standards. The verdict is still out on whether its author Ann Eliza Young (formerly Webb) presented her case with ..
R. M. Coopland
An English Lady's Ordeals in Gwalior and Agra During the Indian Mutiny 1857
Nightmare experiences in a land torn apart by violence, mutiny, betrayal and war
The British travelled to live in India throughout the years of the Empire. It was always an adventure, a journey to ..