Standard Name: Seacole, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Jane Grant
Nickname: "Mother" Seacole
Nickname: "Auntie" Seacole
Married Name: Mary Jane Seacole
MS 's single publication, the travel narrative Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, 1857, presents a complex self-portrait of a mixed-race itinerant female colonial subject, as well as a rare female account of the Crimean War.
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|Friends, Associates||Frances Isabella Duberly||
FIDmade friends with almost all hands of the Shooting Star, on which she sailed to the Crimea, and they gathered to cheer her as she left the ship at Varna.
(She also mentions...
Duberly, Frances Isabella. Mrs Duberly’s War. Journals and Letters from the Crimea, 1854-6. Kelly, ChristineEditor , Oxford University Press, 2007.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Zadie Smith||
This is Smith's first novel told in the first person, the narrator a North Londoner who is never named, the daughter of an obsessively self-educating and self-improving black Jamaican mother (who gets elected to parliament...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Jane Williams||
In offering an alternative to the official account of the war and the hagiography surrounding Nightingale , as well as in seeking to improve the material circumstances of its subject, the book resembles that of...
|Other Life Event||Christina Rossetti||
Her age and inexperience told against her. (These were reasonable objections, quite different, as Jan Marsh observes, from the racist grounds to which Mary Seacole attributed her own rejection for the same work at the...
|Textual Features||Bernardine Evaristo||
An odd couple on holiday from England (Stanley Williams, his Jamaican immigrant parents' my-son-the-banker, and Jessie O'Donnell, a singer, a foundling raised by nuns in Leeds) drive haphazardly across Europe towards the Middle East...
|Textual Production||Andrea Levy|
|Textual Production||Kate Marsden||
Fifty-five pages long, the book comprised KM 's attempt to meet and dispel the many malicious calumnies levelled at her at the time when On Sledge and Horseback was published.
As in her earlier...
Chapman, Hilary. “The New Zealand Campaign against Kate Marsden, Traveller to Siberia”. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, pp. 123 - 40.
The British landed in Crimea, unopposed by the Russians they had come to make war with. They went on to lay siege to Sebastopol that October and to win important victories at Balaklava (25...
Sebastopol finally fell, helping to bring the Crimean War to a close.
Royal Society of Arts established a scheme (believed to be the first in the world) for setting up commemorative plaques on buildings associated with famous people.
Quinn, Ben. “Plaque blues. Cuts hit heritage scheme”. Guardian Weekly, p. 16.