Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel' and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers. Often she would go out into the field to treat them too. A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.
Now that's a family tree leading up to James VI of Scotland (I in England). Love this story. The King of Scotland finally controlling all of Britain. However, a bittersweet victory as also the last independent King of Scots too... More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/james_i_vi.shtml
World War Two as you have never seen it: extremely rare color footage of D-Day invasion released The only known Allied color footage of WW2 was found in the attic of a Hollywood director by his son>>>>>
We're so excited that our hometown of Hull has been named City of Culture 2017! If you don't know much about the history of Hull, now is the time to find out with our handy infographic. ##CityofCulture2017
WRENS, who as young women helped crack Hitler’s secret codes by operating the Colossus computer, meet once again at Bletchley Park after seeing their picture in The Telegraph. Codebreakers (left to right) Lorna Cockayne, Margaret Kelly, Joanna Chorley (wheelchair), Margaret O'Connell, Margaret Mortimer and Betty Warwick, with a working Colossus machine in the background.