Kit Cavanagh, also known as Mother Ross and Christian Davies, was a woman who fought as a dragoon in the 1690s. Although she initially disguised herself as man, she eventually fought openly as a woman. She owned and operated public houses between campaigns. She died of natural causes in 1739 and was given a military burial.[1]


  1. Salmonson, Jessica Amanda (1991). The Encyclopedia of Amazons. Paragon House, 52. ISBN 1-55778-420-5. 

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