29 min

Kit Cavanagh the soldier Phenomná

    • History

Kit Cavanagh was a bar owner in Dublin whose husband went out to pay a bill and never came home. A year later, she learned that he had been enlisted in the army so she did what any self respecting wife and mother of three would do.... she dressed up as a man, joined the army and went to try bring him home. Listen to this weeks episode for the rest of her adventure.



Notes/ References

Wild Irish Women Extraordinary Lives from History by Marion Broderick,
https://www.pbfa.org/books/the-life-and-adventures-of-mrs-christian-davies-commonly-called-mother-ross

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Davies

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/the-crossdresser-from-dublin-who-tricked-the-british-army-1.3544764

https://www.theirishstory.com/2014/12/09/book-review-the-secret-of-kit-cavenaugh-a-remarkable-irish-woman-and-soldier/#.XvDqJJNKjow

https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/cavanagh-kit-1667-1739

Kit Cavanagh was a bar owner in Dublin whose husband went out to pay a bill and never came home. A year later, she learned that he had been enlisted in the army so she did what any self respecting wife and mother of three would do.... she dressed up as a man, joined the army and went to try bring him home. Listen to this weeks episode for the rest of her adventure.



Notes/ References

Wild Irish Women Extraordinary Lives from History by Marion Broderick,
https://www.pbfa.org/books/the-life-and-adventures-of-mrs-christian-davies-commonly-called-mother-ross

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Davies

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/the-crossdresser-from-dublin-who-tricked-the-british-army-1.3544764

https://www.theirishstory.com/2014/12/09/book-review-the-secret-of-kit-cavenaugh-a-remarkable-irish-woman-and-soldier/#.XvDqJJNKjow

https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/cavanagh-kit-1667-1739

29 min

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