On this page you can find images of artefacts provided by our interviewees as well as novels, autobiographies, paintings, adverts, poems, videos, songs, and newspaper articles that feature war widows. These materials give us a better idea of how war widows were perceived by society in different periods in history, and what their experiences may have been like.
If you click on an item, you will find a short discussion of its context and relevance as well as the item itself. Some of the material comes from the Imperial War Museums‘ collections an d the National Archives. Where this is the case, we have provided the description given in their catalogues as well as any relevant contextual notes of our own.
The library items are presented in reverse chronological order, with the newest items at the top of the page, and the oldest at the bottom.