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TUE 5 AUG

The Fateful Year: England 1914

Florence Nightingale Museum, London

Run by: Florence Nightingale Museum

In this talk, award-winning author Mark Bostridge will chart one of the most momentous years in English history.

clock18:30–20:00

Suitable for any age

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1914 was a year that took a sudden and dramatic turn for the unexpected for England. War with Germany, so often imagined and predicted, finally broke out when people were least prepared for it. Followed by question and answer session.

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Cost

Admission price £8.00 (Members £5.00) and includes a glass of wine and a chance to view the museum. To book, please contact Katie Edwards on katie@florence-nightingale.co.uk or 020 7620 0374.

Information about this activity is provided by Culture24

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Florence Nightingale Museum

2 Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London, SE1 7EW

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Discover the woman behind the legend.

Did you know?
* Florence Nightingale did not want to become famous and disliked Show more… sitting for portraits or photographs
* She struggled for years to persuade her parents to let her become a nurse
* As well as caring for people, she loved animals and even carried a pet owl around in her pocket

Born into a wealthy family Florence Nightingale yearned for more than the typical Victorian lady's lifestyle. Now an internationally recognised figure, her reputation is well deserved.

At the Florence Nightingale Museum you will discover how her impact has been far-reaching in so many fields. She is remembered throughout the world for her work during the Crimean War and as the founder of modern nursing, although this was actually only a fraction of her achievement.

Find out about a passionate statistician, writer, campaigner, educationalist and hospital planner whose legacy lives on into the 21st century. Original objects include personal mementos, including her pet owl Athena, prints, paintings, souvenirs from the Crimean War and symbols of nursing.

A video, guided tours, activity sheets for children and regular events will help you to make the most of your visit.
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Discover the woman behind the legend.

Did you know?
* Florence Nightingale did not want to become famous and disliked sitting for portraits or photographs
* She struggled for years to persuade her parents to let her become a nurse
* As well as caring for people, she loved animals and even carried a pet owl around in her pocket

Born into a wealthy family Florence Nightingale yearned for more than the typical Victorian lady's lifestyle. Now an internationally recognised figure, her reputation is well deserved.

At the Florence Nightingale Museum you will discover how her impact has been far-reaching in so many fields. She is remembered throughout the world for her work during the Crimean War and as the founder of modern nursing, although this was actually only a fraction of her achievement.

Find out about a passionate statistician, writer, campaigner, educationalist and hospital planner whose legacy lives on into the 21st century. Original objects include personal mementos, including her pet owl Athena, prints, paintings, souvenirs from the Crimean War and symbols of nursing.

A video, guided tours, activity sheets for children and regular events will help you to make the most of your visit.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Florence Nightingale Museum.

Please register in advance.

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