A timeline of the life of Mary Seacole. Which events should we add?
Created by jacksloan on 21/04/2010
Last updated: 23/04/10 at 12:09
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She was burried in London. She was 76.
Soldiers and other fans of Mary Seacole held 4 nights of celebration for Mary in London. It was meant to raise money for her. There was fireworks, music, and partying. Mary was very happy. In the end, they lost the money, so Mary didn't get much.
Mary wrote a book about her life when she was 52. It sold lots and lots of copies. You can read it by clicking on the picture!
Mary returned to London with no money.
Mary travelled by ship, aged 50 to the war to help out. She arrived in Scuttari, Turkey.
She set up the British Hotel when she got there. It was a shop, a hotel and a hospital. Mary helped wounded soldiers whichever side they fought on, and lots of people survived because of her care.
Russia and Turkey were fighting for control of the area known as the Crimea. England and France joined the war, fighting with Turkey against Russia
Mary travelled to Panama in Central America.
Mary's house in Kingston, Jamaica burned down.
Mary was 31 when she married him.
Mary was born in Kingston, Jamaica.
Her mother was a free black woman and her father was a Scottish Army officer. Her mother worked as a "doctor" although she had not done any exams. She made her own medicines and was really people came from miles around to buy them.
The exact date of Mary's birth is not known.