Little-known fact about Jane #4

It has often been noted that Jane Austen makes no mention of the Napoleonic wars in any of her novels, even though they were being waged at the time of writing. Yet Austen herself was a senior officer in the 4th Women's Battalion, King's Royal Hussars and saw active service at Ulm in 1805.
By Craig Brown The Telegraph 26/01/2008

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hi Janeites! Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to comment on our content. Of course, Lady Catherine would believe us all to behave like gentlemen and ladies, so please let us not disappoint her.

Also, please leave comments in English, as only Lady Catherine, had she ever studied a foreign language, would be a great profient enough to read such comments. (Merci! Arigato! Gracias!)