The Soldier Nun By Herbert W. Piekow   In 1589 Catalina de Erauso’s wealthy Basque family sent their four- year-old daughter to a Dominican Convent, where her aunt was the prioress. When Catalina was fifteen she escaped the convent w...

The Soldier Nun By Herbert W. Piekow In 1589 Catalina de Erauso’s wealthy Basque family sent their four- year-old daughter to a Dominican Convent, where her aunt was the prioress. When Catalina was fifteen she escaped the convent w...

Catalina de Erauso - After escaping from a convent, this swashbuckler had the strength to chase her dreams: which were apparently to drink, fight, and womanize.

rejectedprincesses: “ Catalina de Erauso: The Lieutenant Nun You know you’re in for a bumpy ride when you pick up an autobiography only to find that the author kills someone in a bar.

Catalina de Erauso fled a life at a nunnery in 17th c. Spain. She reached Spanish America and enlisted as a soldier in Chile under the name Alonso Díaz Ramírez de Guzmán. She served under several captains in the Arauco War, including her own brother, who never recognized her. Catalina went to Rome and toured Italy, where she eventually achieved such a level of fame that she was granted a special dispensation by Pope Urban VIII to wear men's clothing.

Catalina de Erauso was a Basque novice nun who ran away from her convent at about 15 years of age to travel to the New World. This "Lieutenant Nun" as she came to be known, wrote a sensational memoir about her adventures.

Catalina de Erauso, also known as the nun lieutenant (la monja alférez in Spanish). She fougth as a Spanish soldier in the New World, without anybody suspecting she was a woman (her male name was “Francisco de Loyola”). And even when she was discovered she was granted a special dispensation by the Pope himself to wear men’s clothing. She was badass by definition.  (copy and pasted from source.)

fuckyeahhistorycrushes: “ Catalina de Erauso, also known as the nun lieutenant (la monja alférez in Spanish). She fought as a Spanish soldier in the New World, without anybody suspecting she was a.

Catalina de Erauso dressed as a man and pursued a successful military career in South America, before returning to Spain and revealing her secrets. She recorded her exploits in the perfectly titled "Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World."

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Catalina de Erauso dressed as a man and pursued a successful military career in South America, before returning to Spain and revealing her secrets. She recorded her exploits in the perfectly titled "Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World."

La monja alferez  - the nun lieutanant  Catalina de Erauso: cross-dressing in the New World

Catalina de Erauso, La monja alferez

La monja alferez - the nun lieutanant Catalina de Erauso: cross-dressing in the New World

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Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World, a book by Catalina De Erauso, Michele Stepto, Gabri Stepto

Catalina de Erauso - Historical Figures Known For Wearing Clothes of the Opposite Sex

historicwomen: “ Catalina de Erauso 1650 Born to a noble family in Spain, Catalina de Erauso was expected to become a nun from the time she was old enough to walk. She was raised in a nunnery.

Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun

Despite growing up in a convent and coming very close to taking religious vows as a nun, Catalina de Erauso wound up living a life of danger and adventure.

File:Travels of Catalina de Erauso 1600s map.svg

File:Travels of Catalina de Erauso map.

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