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Lecture / talk

The untold story of women in the Crimean War

Nurse tending soldier in Crimean War
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
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London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

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Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

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Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019
  • 13:00-14:00
  • Adult £12.00
    Over 60 £10.80
    Under 17 £6.00
    Student (with valid ID) £10.00
    Disabled £6.00
  • Eligible for 1-Year Pass. If you have a 1-Year Pass, please contact our Bookings team on 0303 123 7340 to book your ticket.

Join author and historian Helen Rappaport at this lunchtime lecture highlighting the heroism of the unsung army wives and unofficial nurses of the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale's role in establishing women's nursing at Scutari during the Crimean War is well known; as too the story of Mary Seacole, the Jamaican doctress who set up her canteen-cum-surgery near Balaclava. Hear the untold stories of the many other loyal women who followed the army out to Crimea, and see Fenton's evocative photographs of the Crimean landscape in the accompanying exhibition Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimea, 1855.

Tickets include free entry to the exhibition.


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