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 - After escaping from a convent, this swashbuckler had the strength to chase her dreams: which were apparently to drink, fight, and womanize.
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...
historical-nonfiction: “Meet Catalina de Erauso, a Spanish noblewoman who spent most of her life living (and fighting) as a man, first in Spain and then in the Spanish colonies. To read more about her early escape from a nunnery, her swordfighting,.
Catalina de Erauso - A European adventurer and soldier; she defied her family to travel the world attired as a man. At a point in history when most women were nuns/ wives, Erauso was fiercely independent. She was an expert swordsman who commanded an army and survived countless traumas.