Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale – Victorian Nursing Heroines

Year Two have been busy learning all about two Victorian nursing pioneers who had the same goal, to revolutionise nursing. However, Florence Nightingale, without doubt the most famous of the pair, and Mary Seacole had very different experiences, although both overcame prejudice against gender and race in order to achieve.
Although Mary Seacole’s story was well known at the time of her death in 1881, her story was overshadowed by that of Florence Nightingale and was quickly forgotten before being resurrected in the late 20th century.
Find out more about Mary Seacole’s story here.
Follow this link for more information about Florence Nightingale.

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