The ladies of Waterloo

When you think of the battle of Waterloo, women are not the first thin that come to mind.
However even though there were off course by far more men than women present, there were women at the battle of Waterloo.

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These women can be separated into various categories:

– Camp followers, (wives of soldiers, washer women, prostitutes etc.)

Vivandière or Cantinière, women often married to one of the soldiers, they run a little shop that sells things like wine and tobacco.

– Civilian refugees and spectators.

Camp folowers

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Vivandière

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Civilians

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