19th Century Female Explorers

Caroline Roope • £20 • Pen & Sword

As any historian will testify, a 19-century woman’s place was very much at home. Or was it? For a lucky (and plucky) few, who had a little determination, and the ability to withstand lice infestations, climbing mountains in corsets, rascally guides and occasional certain death – as well as the raised eyebrows of the society they left behind – then the world really was their oyster.