Lady Florentia Sale

Lady Sale was the wife of Major-General Sir Robert Henry Sale who had been based in Kabul but had been ordered to force a route through to Jellalabad just before the general uprising. Consequently, Lady Sale was separated from her husband and taken captive by the Afghans. She kept a diary of the events leading up to and whilst in captivity which became a sensation when it was published in 1843. She was finally released in September 1842 by Major-General Sir George Pollock's force.

Lady Sale's Afghanistan: an Indomitable Victorian Lady's Account of the Retreat from Kabul During the First Afghan War

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