Oral history breathes fresh life into a deadly battle of the Second World War.
Life for the poor in 18th- and 19th-century Ireland was hard and, for many women, prostitution was the only option. But the bawdy houses were rife with disease and police did little to protect women from violent customers.
Adopting the guise of a man was a path to influence for medieval women. It could be a dangerous one, too.