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  • The Historical Monograph: The Ordeal of Elizabeth MarshA Woman in World History
    Cara Marzion
  • Elizabeth Marsh
    • She was conceived in Jamaica
    • Her family then moved to England where she was born in 1735
    • Her dad was a merchant in the Royal Navy
    • Her and her family then moved to
    an island off Spain called Menorca
    when she was 20 years old, until
    they were forced out after a French
    invasion, they then moved to Gibraltar
    • She became the most well traveled
    woman of her time by chance and
    decisions she made
  • Leaving Menorca
    • Because of her path she has no worries about sailing back on a ship since she has been sailing on Royal Navy ships her whole life
    • Leaves on the ship Ann which is led by a man names James Crisp a British
    merchant
    • The ship becomes lost
    from all other merchant
    ships, this leaves them
    vulnerable to attack
    • They are hijacked by
    Moroccanpirates
    • She had to live on the
    Moroccan ship in a small
    room with three other men
    • James Crisp and Elizabeth must
    pretend to be married
    to escape
  • Traveling to India
    • After her and her husband went bankrupt he moved to India to join the East India Company
    • She was living in England with her children where she wrote a book about her captivity in Morocco
    • The money she earned from the book she used to travel to India where her husband was
    • They were not able to rekindle their romance so she set out to travel East India
    • She became the first women to do so extensively
  • The End
    • In 1783 Elizabeth Marsh noticed cancer in her breast
    • She went to Calcutta for her mastectomy where it was performed without any anesthesia
    • It was not normal for women to
    live long through this procedure
    because usually women who went
    through this procedure put it off
    till last minute for obvious reasons,
    however, Elizabeth lived for a few
    months
    • She died April 30th 1785 at the age
    of 49
    • There are no pictures of her today
    • Her tombstone has also disappeared