Living History Elizabeth Castle – Sarah Brown, 18th century Army wife

SARAH BROWN, 18TH CENTURY ARMY WIFE

From 3 May to 27 September- Fridays – 10am to 4pm

Sarah Brown is the wife of a soldier garrisoned here at Elizabeth Castle. Only six women for every 100 men are allowed to travel with their husbands. The women are described as army followers and must be of good character and able to work and support the army, of which they are an integral part. They receive half rations.

Sarah works as a sutler supplying the soldiers with goods to supplement their rations. She is also a laundress and is paid by the soldiers for the work she does.

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