This post is just a quick one, the next in the Adventurous Women series. This post is about Mary Seacole, who was a nurse in the Crimean war. 190 more words
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Historians dismiss BBC Trust’s criticisms of broadcaster’s Horrible History program me, Natricia Duncan reports in The Voice Online.
PIONEER JAMAICAN nurse Mary Seacole who sacrificed her wealth and safety to help British soldiers during the Crimean War was forced to endure racial discrimination, academics say. 339 more words
Black Nightingale: Mary Seacole, hero of the Crimean War #History http://www.davidmillett.net/Books/BlackNightingale/BlackNightingale.aspx
On Wednesday The Telegraph (and others) ran a news item entitled: ‘CBBC sketch ‘inaccurately’ painted Florence Nightingale as racist, BBC Trust finds’. As an historian of nursing, it caught my attention. 861 more words
Many Scots are convinced there exists a world-wide conspiracy to deny us our rightful measure of respect and esteem, if not downright adulation. Radar, telephone, adhesive postage stamps, penicillin, television, anesthesia, digestive biscuits, if it was not invented, discovered or stumbled upon by a Scot we think it was not worthwhile inventing, finding or doing. 1,017 more words
This article by Paul Donnelley appeared in The Daily Mail. It unspeakability speaks for itself . . . its defense of Nightingale is full of inaccuracies and misrepresentations. 619 more words