Episode 3

The Girl Warrior: Phoebe Hessel

One of the most remarkable graves in Brighton’s historic St Nicholas Churchyard is that of Phoebe Hessel. The stone, its letters now almost rubbed away with age, tells her exciting life story:  ‘Here lies Phoebe Hessel, born in Stepney in the year 1713. She served for many Years as a private Soldier in the 5th Regt. of foot in different parts of Europe and in the Year 1745 fought under the command of the DUKE of CUMBERLAND at the Battle of Fontenoy where she received a Bayonet wound in the arm…’ 

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On This Day

Hampshire Chronicle - Monday 12 November 1792

Hampshire Chronicle - Monday 15 April 1793

www.eastendtalking.org.uk

Berkshire Chronicle: Saturday 05 May 1855

London Star: Thursday 27 December 1821

Brighton Gazette: Thursday 16 May 1867

http://brightonpebbles.blogspot.com

Bristol Mercury - Wednesday 17 August 1898


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Alice The Backtracker

Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

From tales of pirates and privateers to murderers, tragic accidents to war time escapades, this podcast has it all.
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