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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Mary Seacole

1805 - 1881

 
 
Mary Seacole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Mary Seacole Marker
Inscription.
Jamaican Nurse
Heroine of the
Crimean War
lived here

 
Erected 2007 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 30.95′ N, 0° 7.93′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Soho Square and Soho Street, on the left when traveling east on Soho Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Soho Square, City of Westminster, England W1D 3QG, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flying Horse (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Hazlitt (about 150 meters away); Karl Marx (about 210 meters away); Dr. John Snow (about 210 meters away); David Bowie (about 210 meters away); Dr. Joseph Rogers (about 240 meters away); Charles Kitterbell (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Seacole (Wikipedia). "Mary Jane Seacole OM (née Grant; 1805 – 14 May 1881) was a Jamaican business woman and nurse who set up the British Hotel behind the lines during the Crimean War. She described
Mary Seacole Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Mary Seacole Marker - Wide View
this as "a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers", and provided succour for wounded servicemen on the battlefield. She was posthumously awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991. In 2004 she was voted the greatest black Briton." (Submitted on December 6, 2017.) 

2. Mary Seacole (English Heritage). (Submitted on December 6, 2017.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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