One of my favourite historical figures was discovered while researching a talk on Women in Camoflage – about women who disguised themselves as men to go into the Forces (it happened a lot more than you would think!). One particular woman has the most extraordinary life – Kit Cavanagh. Her tale is quite long and detailed, which isn’t for here, but what is relevant for our theme of Wonderful Women is her amazing gumption! When her husband absconds, she leaves her 3 children and the pub they run in the hands of her mother, and joins the Army to go and find him. She turns out to be a natural and gifted soldier, the story is very convoluted, but I love that she finds her vocation in the most unexpected circumstances. Breaking all the accepted norms of women in her time she is brave, fierce, fearless and quite remarkable. I’d encourage you to come to a talk and meet other inspriring women, or to do a bit of research yourself into this wonderful woman.
I wouldn’t encourage you to join the Forces under false pretences to find an errant husband – it never ends well!