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

Map of UK Counties in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and in addition Ireland (which is not in the UK).

Map of UK Counties in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and in addition Ireland (which is not in the UK).

Workers with the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry an Airedale, injured during an air raid, into an animal hospital. England, 1940. | WW2 | UK mans best friend | wartime | WWII | animal rescue | history | london |hospital | carer | hero | ambulance | black & white photography | animal rights | wonderful | helpers | www.republicofyou.com.au More

Workers with the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry an Airedale, injured during an air raid, into an animal hospital. England, 1940. | WW2 | UK mans best friend | wartime | WWII | animal rescue | history | london |hospital | carer | hero | ambulance | black & white photography | animal rights | wonderful | helpers | www.republicofyou.com.au More

UK: Mary Seacole (1805-1881) the pioneering nurse and heroine of the Crimean War. Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory

UK: Mary Seacole (1805-1881) the pioneering nurse and heroine of the Crimean War. Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory

Culture & Civilization of English Speaking Countries II: The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of thier reign

Culture & Civilization of English Speaking Countries II: The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of thier reign

Commenting on his photography 4 the Black Panther Movement in the UK, photographer Neil Kenlock recalls “Pple were calling us all sorts of names in the streets & painting graffiti everywhere. In school, there was no black history...If you asked the teachers where black people came from, they would say: ‘Somewhere in Africa, up a tree,’ & that’s it. So w/ the Black Panther movement we had educational classes, public meeting & lectures."

Commenting on his photography 4 the Black Panther Movement in the UK, photographer Neil Kenlock recalls “Pple were calling us all sorts of names in the streets & painting graffiti everywhere. In school, there was no black history...If you asked the teachers where black people came from, they would say: ‘Somewhere in Africa, up a tree,’ & that’s it. So w/ the Black Panther movement we had educational classes, public meeting & lectures."

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.

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