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Hannah Snell: The Secret Life of a Female
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About the Book
One of the most exotic and mysterious
legends of military history has finally been verified . . . Matthew Stephens
has shed fresh light on the lurid accounts of Snell's life in the Royal
Marines and the British Army.
This ground-breaking study uncovers the remarkable life of the eighteenth-century female soldier, Hannah Snell. Generations of readers have been entertained by the story of the woman who dressed as a man, joined the Royal Marines, traveled to India and fought at the battle of Pondicherry. She returned to England in 1750 and made the most of her amazing story. She was the subject of a best-selling biography, as well as street portraits and ballads, and embarked on a sensational stage career. By the time of her death in 1792, her place as the most famous English female soldier had been established and remains unrivalled.
Some years ago Matthew Stephens made contact with Hannah's fifth-generation grand-daughter, Jean Ryles. Amazingly, Jean had been completely unaware of her relationship to Hannah and was very excited by the news. United by a common interest in the story, they agreed to combine their resources to retrace the twists and turns of this fascinating life. There was no shortage of material for them to dissect, as Hannah's biographer, Robert Walker, had left them with a detailed catalogue of the events in Hannah's life. He lists names and dates with such regularity that one almost feels that he is daring his readers to challenge his integrity.
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