Mary Seacole was recently voted 'most famous Black Briton'.

Published in 1857 this is her vivid account of her time as a nurse in Jamaica, Panama and The Crimea.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

0220040427Mary Seacole deals with a cholera epidemic in Cruces along with its rough gold-digging inhabitants.
0320040428Mary resolves to offer her services as a nurse in The Crimean War.
0420040429Mary has arrived at Balaclava and offers her medical and catering skills to the soldiers and officers.
05 LAST20040430Mary witnesses the bombardment of Sebastopol and tends to the wounded on the battlefield.