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18th and 19th CENTURY ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA is a lively and entertaining account of the three types of women one might have found, legally or illegally, on board an English ship during the 18th and 19th centuries, i. e. prostitutes, officer’s and midshipmen’s wives and other female passengers, including mistresses, during peace or wartime; and women masquerading as sailors or crewmen.

Colorful and entertaining, but verified factual accounts of surprising and little-known incidents are drawn from letters written by sailors and other men at sea, such as the diary of Admiral Horatio Nelson, and from autobiographies written in the late 1700s by women (such as Mary Lacy) who took to the sea masquerading as men, and lived to tell of their experiences. For further study, a list of bibliographical sources is also included. 18th AND 19th ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA appeared on A Top 100 Best-Selling E-books list for many weeks as did another of Marilyn Clay's non-fiction books, titled A HISTORY OF THE WATER CLOSET.

MARILYN CLAY is the award-winning author of over twenty published books, including twelve historical novels, and many non-fiction books. She is also a respected historian of the Regency period in English history.

For sixteen years, she published The Regency Plume Newsletter, an international newsletter chock full of well-researched articles useful to writers, historians and people interested in all aspects of the 18th and early 19th centuries in English history. All back issues of The Regency Plume Newsletter as well as period maps and other research material on the Regency era are still available on The Regency Plume website.

Praise for Marilyn Clay’s THE REGENCY PLUME Newsletter:

“THE REGENCY PLUME is a wealth of information for any Regency fan, or author!” –Eileen Putman.

“THE REGENCY PLUME is super! The historical novel I’m working on now is set in Regency England. You’ve cut my research time in half!” –Nicole Jordan.

“I would hate to miss out on even one issue of THE REGENCY PLUME. I consider it a must-have for anyone who writes for, or is interested in, the Regency period.” –Phyllis Taylor Pianka

MARILYN CLAY’s Regency Romance novels include, Bewitching Lord Winterton, Brighton Beauty, Felicity's Folly, Miss Eliza's Gentleman Caller, The Unsuitable Suitor, Miss Darby's Debut and The Wrong Miss Fairfax, released in early 2016. Her most recent novels are historical suspense stories set in the New World in the early 1600s. DECEPTIONS: A Jamestown Novel is now available from major online retailers. Catherine travels to the New World in search of her betrothed but finds that not all is as it seems in the New World colony and wonders whom she can trust now?

DANGEROUS SECRETS is also set in Jamestown and was published in hardcover in 2012 and paperback in 2013 as A PETTICOAT AND LAMBSKIN GLOVES. Four young English girls travel to the New World on a Bride Ship but are shocked to discover that someone in Jamestown wants them all dead!

BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY, set in 1776 Philadelphia. Betsy Ross vows to uncover the killer responsible for her beloved husband John Ross' death before a ruthless, double spy can stop her. Available in print and e-book formats.

STALKING A KILLER, a contemporary murder mystery set near Dallas, Texas. Amanda Mason sets out to clear her own father of a murder charge but will she, or someone she loves, die in the process? In print and e-book formats.

MARILYN CLAY's newest Regency romance novel is titled THE WRONG MISS FAIRFAX.

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