Betsy's story is a unique record – the authentic voice of an early nineteenth century Welsh working woman recalling the events and experiences of an action-packed life.
Originally published in 1857, brought back into print in 1987 by Honno, with a new edition in 2007, followed by the revised edition in 2015. The Honno editions include an introduction by Professor Deirdre Beddoe.
Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse was the first publication in the Welsh Women's Classics (originally known as the Honno Classics) series, an imprint that brings out-of-print books in English by women writers from Wales to a new generation of readers. This revised edition appears in the renamed Welsh Women's Classics series.