All the Women and Children of the 42nd Regiment of Foot: The Indian Mutiny of 1857-58


The reasons for, the horrors of, and the surviving records of the ‘sepoy uprising’, the widespread but unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in 1857-1858, that affected many families, both at home and in the sub-continent. Vile atrocities were committed by both side including the murder of women and children. The reprisals matched the original excesses: hundreds of sepoys were bayoneted or fired from cannons in a frenzy of British vengeance. Although relatively short-lived, the immediate result of the mutiny was a general housecleaning of the Indian administration: The East India Company was abolished, being replaced with direct rule of India by the British government.

India Military Women