It is my first time meeting Mary Seacole, learning about her contribution to the Crimean War.
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Both our Great British Women and Women Doctors & Nurses walking tours take place in Bloomsbury. Women featuring in the former include Vera Brittain (who lived in Doughty Street just after the Great War), and also Louisa Twining, Angela Burdett-Coutts, Octavia Hill, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Florence Nightingale, Noor Inayat Khan, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Marie Stopes and many more. 187 more words
Mary Seacole, born in Kingston Jamaica in 1805, was the daughter of a free Jamaican woman and a Scottish solider. Mary’s mother was a ‘Doctoress’ who practiced herbal healing, and Mary inherited an interest in traditional medicine and nursing skills from her, whilst also learning more modern methods from Army Doctors who stayed with her family. 492 more words
With a high proportion of the portraits in he National Gallery being men, and most of the rest being women aristocrats who are there more because of the office they were born to, or who they were married to (or had affairs with), rather than anything they achieved, we thought our theme would be the remainder. 141 more words
Soon, the UK will have its first statue of a named black woman—Mary Seacole—as Clive Soley reports for OpenDemocracy.net.
Mary Seacole was an Afro-Caribbean nurse who served in the Crimean War (1853 to 1856) as what the Appeal has come to describe as Britain’s first battlefield nurse. 792 more words