thu14sep12:00 pmthu1:00 pmIn Search of Mary SeacoleHelen Rappaport


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Nurse, healer, humanitarian and entrepreneur: Mary Seacole born in Jamaica became the most famous black woman in Victorian Britain thanks to her vital work in the Crimean War. But her life story is plagued by myths and misconceptions, facts buried, narratives twisted to suit the teller, sometimes even by Mary herself. From her supposed rivalry with Florence Nightingale to her personal life, her celebrity status to her later bankruptcy, leading historian and Russia expert Helen Rappaport uncovers the truth behind the extraordinary story of ‘Mother Seacole’

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