The adventures of Mother Ross

Storytelling session at the National Army Museum
Join us for a performance of the incredible tale of Mother Ross, who disguised herself as a man to join the British Army.

At the end of the 17th century, Christian Davies - also known as Kit Cavanagh or Mother Ross - joined the British Army disguised as a man to try to find her lost husband.

She was a respected and well-loved soldier, serving in both the Nine Years War and the War of the Spanish Succession, until her secret was discovered.

Drop in to the Atrium at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

This performance is part of Women's History Month and will be brought to you by History’s Maid, Kate Vigurs.

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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."