Women's Autobiographies for Wars in the 17th and 18th Centuries

This bibliography focuses on women's autobiographies, diaries and memoirs (as well as a few letter connections). These authors participated in and/or lived through various, Western armed conflict and wrote about their experiences in English, French, German or Russian.

The most important wars included for this period are:

  • Thirty Years War (1618–48)
  • English Civil War (1642–51)
  • Habsburg-Ottoman Wars (1683–1718)
  • American Colonial Wars (1689–1763)
  • War of Spanish Succession (1701–13)
  • Seven Years War (1756–63)

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Thornton, Alice, and Raymond A. Anselment. My First Booke of My Life. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.