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The life and adventures of Mrs. Christian Davies, the British Amazon, commonly called Mother Ross : who served as a foot-soldier and dragoon, in several campaigns, under King William and the late Duke of Marlborough : containing a variety of transactions both serious and diverting, wherein she gave surprizing proofs of courage, strength, and dexterity in handling all sorts of weapons, rarely to be met with in the contrary sex, for which, besides being otherwise rewarded, she was made a pensioner of Chelsea College, by Queen Anne, where her husband now is a serjeant, and she continued to her death : the whole taken from her own mouth, and known to be true by many noblemen, generals, and other officers, &c. mentioned in her life, and still living, who served in those wars at the same time, and were witnesses of her uncommon martial bravery. Preview this item
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The life and adventures of Mrs. Christian Davies, the British Amazon, commonly called Mother Ross : who served as a foot-soldier and dragoon, in several campaigns, under King William and the late Duke of Marlborough : containing a variety of transactions both serious and diverting, wherein she gave surprizing proofs of courage, strength, and dexterity in handling all sorts of weapons, rarely to be met with in the contrary sex, for which, besides being otherwise rewarded, she was made a pensioner of Chelsea College, by Queen Anne, where her husband now is a serjeant, and she continued to her death : the whole taken from her own mouth, and known to be true by many noblemen, generals, and other officers, &c. mentioned in her life, and still living, who served in those wars at the same time, and were witnesses of her uncommon martial bravery.

Author: Christian Davies; Daniel Defoe; Richard Montagu
Publisher: London : Printed for R. Montagu, MDCCXLI [1741]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : The second edition, to which is added, an appendix, containing several remarkable passages, omitted in the former impression
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Military history
Biography
Named Person: Christian Davies; Christian Davies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Davies; Daniel Defoe; Richard Montagu
OCLC Number: 221024157
Notes: Caption title: The life and entertaining adventures of Mrs. Christian Davies, commonly called Mother Ross.
"The authorship ... has, on no reasonable ground, been sometimes attributed to Defoe."--Dict. nat. biog., vol. XIV, p. 133.
The main text is in two parts, each with separate pagination and register. It is a reissue of the first edition of 1740, with a different title page and the addition of a plate. It has an index and a final advertisement leaf. The appendix also has separate pagination and register.
Engraved frontispiece.
Head- and tail-pieces; initials.
Includes indexes.
Description: iv, 87, [1], 104, [16], 20 p., [1] leaf of plates : 1 ill. ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Other Titles: Life and entertaining adventures of Mrs. Christian Davies, commonly called Mother Ross

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