Those Bloody Women: Three Heroines of the Boer War
Lady Sarah Wilson, youngest daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough and aunt to the
young Winston Churchill, was a conventional British 'Jingo'; happy to act as Baden-
Set against the tumult and tragedy of the war, the adventures of these three troublesome women — 'that bloody woman', Lord Kitchener called one of them — throw a fresh light on the bitter colonial struggle. Their exploits, ranging from the farcical to the deeply moving, played no small part in the controversies which reverberate in South Africa to this day.