Another heroine - Florence Nightingale

Believing that she heard the voice of God, calling her to his service, she rejected marriage (including an offer from one persistent suitor, the writer and philanthropist, Richard Monckton Milnes), and decided that her destiny lay in nursing.She was graceful, slender, appealing to look at, and she could be charming when the occasion required; but underneath she had an unbreakable resolve, and also happened to possess one of the great administrative minds of the 19th century.
On BBC 1 on Sunday: 7pm

Florence NightingaleBased largely on her own words, the true story behind a most unusual woman - adored by the masses, hated by few, and credited by historians as the birth-mother of modern nursing. Also in HD. [AD,S]


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