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07 July 2013 @ 03:12 pm
10 unsung heroines. Small disagreement: Florence Nightingale seems sufficiently sung that I'd rather she'd listed Mary Seacole.

Thanx to browngirl
Marissa Lingenmrissa on July 7th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
Seriously, Florence Nightingale is the definition of Designated Female Historical Figure. Like most DFHFs, she's a lot more interesting than her thumbnail portrayal. But that doesn't make her unsung.
El Coyote Gordo: buggysupergee on July 7th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
My image of Florence Nightingale is as one of Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians, where the cantankerousness is not waved away.
browngirl on July 7th, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHA that was my EXACT criticism of that list! I forgot to add that note to my post -- I'll go amend it. And you're very welcome.
A Maid In Bedlam: queen of cupsrafaela on July 7th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
Agreed on Mary Seacole; I found out about her from Simon Schama's A History of Britain.