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.

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.

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

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

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

We're so excited that our hometown of Hull has been named City of Culture 2017!   If you don't know much about the history of Hull, now is the time to find out with our handy infographic. ##CityofCulture2017

We're so excited that our hometown of Hull has been named City of Culture 2017! If you don't know much about the history of Hull, now is the time to find out with our handy infographic. ##CityofCulture2017

Periods and eras in English history. (it's about time I learn this history of my ancestors going WAAAY back.)

Periods and eras in English history. (it's about time I learn this history of my ancestors going WAAAY back.)

After his liberation in 1945, Freddie Knoller refused to tell even word of his story. For the next 35 years, the horrors he saw went unsaid, but were ever present in his life. telegraph.co.uk

After his liberation in 1945, Freddie Knoller refused to tell even word of his story. For the next 35 years, the horrors he saw went unsaid, but were ever present in his life. telegraph.co.uk

Winchester, Hampshire, UK -- and note the statue of King Alfred the Great (849-899) overlooking the town, see the BBC site:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alfred_the_great.shtml

Winchester, Hampshire, UK -- and note the statue of King Alfred the Great (849-899) overlooking the town, see the BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alfred_the_great.shtml

Hands On History: History for Kids-   BBC site of interactive lessons: Ancient,  World, European History

Hands On History: History for Kids- BBC site of interactive lessons: Ancient, World, European History

Culture & Civilization of English Speaking Countries II: The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of thier reign

Culture & Civilization of English Speaking Countries II: The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of thier reign

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