Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel'  and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers.  Often she would go out into the field to treat them too.  A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.

Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel' and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers. Often she would go out into the field to treat them too. A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

(my Annabella Drummond) Now that's a family tree leading up to James VI of Scotland (I in England). Love this story. The King of Scotland finally controlling all of Britain. However, a bittersweet victory as also the last independent King of Scots too... More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/james_i_vi.shtml

(my Annabella Drummond) Now that's a family tree leading up to James VI of Scotland (I in England). Love this story. The King of Scotland finally controlling all of Britain. However, a bittersweet victory as also the last independent King of Scots too... More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/james_i_vi.shtml

Information and facts about Henry...good idea for history classes and graphics!

Information and facts about Henry...good idea for history classes and graphics!

This is a printable history timeline poster showing 20th Century Prime Ministers of the UK    Four Columns show Chancellor, Political Party,

This is a printable history timeline poster showing 20th Century Prime Ministers of the UK Four Columns show Chancellor, Political Party,

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree. To complete Henry VIII family tree SOTW sheet for Ch. 34b. WEEK 28

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree. To complete Henry VIII family tree SOTW sheet for Ch. 34b. WEEK 28

Map of Regions and counties of England, Wales, Scotland.  i know is not the Victorian era but oh well!

Map of Regions and counties of England, Wales, Scotland. i know is not the Victorian era but oh well!

Wych St, Spitalfeilds, approx. 1880s. Something so familiar for me about archaic old London. I'm convinced I had past lives in the East End.

Wych St, Spitalfeilds, approx. 1880s. Something so familiar for me about archaic old London. I'm convinced I had past lives in the East End.

Letters from the Blitz: Memoirs of the Second World War

Letters from the Blitz: Memoirs of the Second World War

Wartime Bride Sets Out For Church - Miss Ena Squire-Brown, an international dancer famed for her Dove Dance, leaves her recently bombed home for St. George's Church in Forest Hill, to marry Royal Air Force flying officer J.C. Martin. London,

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