Mary Seacole & Florence Nightingale

By Tilly Attrill 8A1

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole was born in 1805 in Jamaica. She is famous for helping British soldiers during the Crimean war. When the battles were happening Mary gave everyone food, blankets, clean clothes and kindness. The soldiers called her Mother Seacole. She first visited Britain as a young woman and later she ran a hotel in Panama. She isn't very well known as people such as Florence Nightingale but we still remember her because she did many things Victorian women didn't do for example she ran a business. She went to a war. If people refused to help her, perhaps because of racial prejudice, she still did what she believed was right. She risked her life to help others.She was an extreamly influential woman.

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 with the name of the Italian city she was born in. Florence Nightingale was an extreamly infulential woman who started to use cleanliness in hospitals(The founder of the modern nurse). She helped cure men on the front line. She was given the nickname lady of the lamp because of her need of light and cleanliness in her hospital. when the Crimean war ended she returned to England and founded the Nightingale Training School for nurses at St Thomas' Hospital in London.