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Free program examines widow’s life during war

April 14, 2018 GMT

Erica Nuckles, director of history and collections at Fort Ligonier, will do a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Turkeyfoot Valley Historical Society in Confluence. The event is free and open to the public.

The presentation will examine the journey of Charlotte Browne, a British widow and mother who left her children in London to serve as matron of the British army in North America during the Seven Years’ War.

A woman of middling rank, Browne kept a journal of her experience that provides a unique, female perspective on the war. While the motivations and expectations she exhibited were typical of a British woman during the mid-18th century, the context in which she lived her life was anything but typical.