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SHE-MERCHANTS, BUCCANEERS AND GENTLEWOMEN

Synopsis

The first British women to set foot in India did so in the very early seventeenth century. As wives, courtesans and she-merchants, these tough adventuring women were every bit as intrepid as their men, the buccaneering sea captains and traders in whose wake they followed. Through diaries, letters and memoirs, this exciting book reveals the extraordinary life and times of hundreds of women who made their way across the sea and changed history.