Category: non-fiction

William Montagu, 2nd Earl of Salisbury

#OTD - A Day Late! Taken from my post on #HistoryLair 3 JUNE 1397​ - This day marks the death of William Montagu (also spelt Montacute), 2nd Earl of Salisbury, aged 68. He was one of England’s most successful battle commanders, fighting closely alongside Edward III and his son, Prince Edward, the Black Prince. He … Continue reading William Montagu, 2nd Earl of Salisbury

#OTD 946 CE – The Reign of a Magnificent Anglo-Saxon King That Was Cut Short

  My whistle-stop research piece today for HISTORY LAIR, check out their page.       #OTD in 946​ - Death of King Edmund I of England (939 – 946), born circa 921 and also known as Deed-Doer and Edmund the Magnificent. His lineage was impressive - grandson of Alfred the Great, son of the King … Continue reading #OTD 946 CE – The Reign of a Magnificent Anglo-Saxon King That Was Cut Short

#YearoftheNurseandMidwife2020 – What was the Illness that Florence Nightingale Suffered after the Crimea?

    It is much documented about Nightingale's state of health after her return from the Crimea War (which, despite being ill, she had refused to leave until the last soldier had returned home).  Emaciated and depressed, this was not the vibrant, intelligent woman who had left England to go to the Crimea. Whilst researching … Continue reading #YearoftheNurseandMidwife2020 – What was the Illness that Florence Nightingale Suffered after the Crimea?