Strategy Page: "Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail - Suzanne J. Stark"


War Hero
"Artist and historian Suzanne J. Stark passed away in 2015, at the age of 89. Her most notable work, the groundbreaking Female Tars, first published in hardback in 1996, was very well received at the time, even the well regarded maritime novelist Patrick O’Brian saying the book “has told me many things I did not know. I shall keep it on an honored shelf.”

Stark’s book is one of the few to address the role of women aboard warships in the age of fighting sail. Although she concentrates her inquiry primarily on the experience of the Royal Navy, she does touch upon the role of women in other services as well."