Tag: Victorian

Mary Seacole

Born Mary Jane Grant in 1805 in Kingston, Jamaica, Mary Seacole became one of the most important nurses in the Crimean War.  She was the daughter of a free black Jamaican woman who was skilled in traditional medicine and a Scottish soldier.  Mary learned her mother’s traditional remedies and gained a reputation as a ‘skilful […]

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The Great Storm of 1854

In 1853, Britain was embroiled with its allies in an invasion of the Crimean peninsula in order to destroy the naval base at Sevastopol.  It was four on one fight of Britain, France, the Otttoman Empire and Sardinia against Russia, which was making territory incursions into Modavia and Wallachia in the Balkans.  This war turned […]

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