Florence Nightingale the Angel of the Crimea

Laura E. Howe Richards (1850 - 1943)

One evening, some time after the great Crimean War of 1854-55, a company of military and naval officers met at dinner in London. They were talking over the war, as soldiers and sailors love to do, and somebody said: "Who, of all the workers in the Crimea, will be longest remembered?"

Each guest was asked to give his opinion on this point, and each one wrote a name on a slip of paper. There were many slips, but when they came to be examined there was only one name, for every single man had written "Florence Nightingale." Every English boy and girl knows the beautiful story of Miss Nightingale's life. Indeed, hers is perhaps the best-loved name in England since good Queen Victoria died. It will be a great pleasure to me to tell this story to our own boys and girls in this country; and it shall begin, as all proper stories do, at the beginning. - Summary by the author

Genre(s): General, Biography & Autobiography, Biography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 How Florence Got Her Nameā€”Her Three Homes Denise Nordell
Play 02 Little Florence KHand
Play 03 The Squire's Daughter Mike Pelton
Play 04 Looking Out Denise Nordell
Play 05 Waiting for the Call Sarah Holtz
Play 06 The Trumpet Call Ben Lindsey-Clark
Play 07 The Response Mike Pelton
Play 08 Scutari Steve C
Play 09 The Barrack Hospital Ben Lindsey-Clark
Play 10 The Lady-in-Chief Christine Lamberton
Play 11 The Lady with the Lamp Mike Pelton
Play 12 Winter chocmuse
Play 13 Miss Nightingale Under Fire chocmuse
Play 14 The Close of the War Mike Pelton
Play 15 The Tasks of Peace Savannah