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.
Castle gate at Hever Castle - home of the family of Ann Boleyn. Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent near Edenbridge, 30 miles south-east of London, England. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn, originally 'Bullen', family.
(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
Avebury Henge in Wiltshire. The fascinating image of the henge below is a recreation looking from the south made by Alan Sorrell in 1958.....It also helps to convey just what an amazing sight it must have been when all the stones were in place.