160) Mary Anne Talbot
Soldier who Fought in the French Revolution Dressed as a Man Named John Taylor
Born: 2 February 1778, London, United Kingdom
Died: 4 February 1808, Shropshire, United Kingdom
She served in the English navy and army.
Mary was later known as the British Amazon.
Her mother died at birth and she grew up believing herself to be the illegitimate daughter of William Ist Earl Talbot.
She spent some time in the United States too before being discovered as a woman in London in 1796.
In 1809 a publisher put out her story and she’s been a piece of history ever since.
Located In My Personal Library:
Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe