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How Mary Seacole was made a saint and Florence Nightingake was smeared

Mary Seacole, Jamaican Herbalist. During Crimean War performed surgery on the frontline and established the "British Hotel" providing supplies for soldiers and quarters for sick and infirmed.

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Photo of a group of the 71st Regiment with a color sergeant, posed before conical tent with military camp in background, taken during the Crimean War.

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Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), reformer of English nursing, received the Order of Merit for her tireless efforts during the Crimean War. She was the first female recipient of this honor. She is celebrated as an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

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British 11th Hussar-Crimea. Keith Rocco. This painting depicts a Troop Sergeant Major of the 11th Hussars during the Crimean War. The 11th was designated by Queen Victoria in 1840 as 'Prince Albert's Own'. The regiment's uniform was distinctive among other hussar regiments by its crimson (or 'cherry') colored trousers which gave rise to its nicknames; "The Cherrypickers" and "the Cherubums".

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from Telegraph.co.uk

In pictures: Roger Fenton's historic Crimean War photographs

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