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characters Daughters of Britannia The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives 107 ó [Download] ➻ Daughters of Britannia The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives Author Katie Hickman – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk The reverse of stuffy is how one British reviewer characterized Katie Hickman's portrait of English dEful and sprightly describes the unusual and often difficult lives of Foreign Service spouses of Britannia The Lives and PDFEPUBTracking these feisty transplants from the th century to. This could be a little dense at times but it's a great anecdotal snapshot of those who've married in to the British Diplomatic Service and the social roles and expectations of women in the Empire and recently The narrative focuses on a few key historical figures who I would be delighted to read about and the recent and emotive topics focused on the correspondence and experience of family friends and the author herself I did feel that the later chapters dealing with what it meant to be a modern diplomatic spouse including the pressures on diplomatic husbands and the experiences of embassy families in conflict particularly The Troubles could have been expanded on perhaps in their own book

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The present she shows Daughters of Kindle how these very significant others coped with everything from tropical epidemics to kidnappings to small household budgets Warm weather readin. This is an excellent addition to books about social history especially those which resurrect the neglected lives of women in this case the diplomatic wives who from the seventeenth century accompanied their menfolk to postings around the world Katie Hickman herself the daughter of a diplomat's wife has written a lively highly anecdotal account of the experiences of these women their public and private lives hardships and amazing experiences The author has used first hand sources such as letters memoirs and diaries and organised the mass of material into thematic chapters combining accounts from across the centuries I found the earlier accounts the most interesting as the women really were casting themselves into unknown territory Often pregnant or mourning the death of children they had to confront the ordeals of travelling to countries with customs and ways of life they knew little about beforehand I was struck by the ability of these women to endure the physical and emotional hardships of their situation Even the wives of later periods had often to confront physical danger All the women were constrained by rigid protocol and there were clear expectations of their role as supporters of their husbands and upholders of British values There were some rebels but in most cases these women thrived on the novelty of moving from place to place and experiencing different cultures and took on the supporting role with efficiency and cheerfulnessAlthough the book is full of interest and marvellous characters the anecdotal approach makes for rather disjointed reading From one paragraph to the next the reader is jumping centuries and countries It has left me with a desire to follow up some of the women's lives myself which is perhaps a good thing

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Daughters of Britannia The Lives and Times of Diplomatic WivesBritannia The PDF #8608 The reverse of stuffy is how one British reviewer characterized Katie Hickman's portrait of English diplomatic wives Unstuffy it is Hickman whose writing is grac. The book was very well researched and had some absolutely amazing stories embedded in it The grandiose moments in court coupled with the desperate hardships of traveling and living in Remote outposts like Persia and Brazil during these times was very compelling It spanned mostly from the late 1800 up until the present day although the focus was fairly heavily on the early and mid 1900's and had a collection of some of the most fascinating and intriguing stories of the lives of the wives of Ambassadors from Britain overseas It included so many women and so many different outposts though that at times it disconnected you from some of these women and put them as another on a list I think the author would have done a little better to focus a bit on some of these women themselves instead of flitting between each subject and encompass all of the women at once Although I must admit her approach did help the reader to draw conclusions as a holistic perspective of what these ladies collectively went through Overall a very enjoyable jaunt You get camel rides in the desert with harems dinners in the court of France and you also get a feel for the trials and hardships of this life Plagues war loneliness the costumes in the weather the detachment from children and family physical pain and disease A very powerful read