Phoebe Hessel (1713 - 1821) was a woman who disguied herself as a man in order to stay with her lover in the British Army. Later in life she married a Brighton fisherman and spent her last years in the town. She is buried in St Nicholas Church, having died at the age of 108.

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    • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
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