As a nurse who overcame racism within the establishment to go to the Crimean War battlefields under her own steam in her 50s, Mary represents compassion, bravery, entrepreneurialism and sheer determination. Those fine qualities speak for themselves. What was true for Mary in the Victorian era is equally true today: racism must always be challenged and at every level in society.
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Cheltenham Mercury - Saturday 30 August 1856
The Bristol Mercury Saturday 1st November 1856
The Morning Post (London) 9th Jan 1857
Hampshire Chronicle - Saturday 08 August 1857
Duberly FI. Journal kept during the Russian war: from the departure of the army from England in April 1854, to the fall of Sebastopol. London: Elibron Classics; 2000. First published 1856 by Longman.
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