Working Class Heroes

Mary Seacole - Nurse

Voted as Britain’s greatest black Briton in 2004, she was Jamaican born, of Scottish and Creaole descent who, in the Crimean Wars set up a ‘hotel’ behind the lines where she used her skills as a herbalist to care for and treat wounded soldiers. Sadly in the past her huge achievements have been overshadowed by a more socially acceptable Florence Nightingale.

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