As early as the fourth century AD, an early hospital called a xenodochium (also known as xenodocheion) was established by Basil of Caesarea, also known as Saint Basil the Great (c AD 329/330 – c379). In A History of Nursing (1907), Nutting and Dock note that due to an urgent need to care for … Continue reading Early Hospitals – Quote from A History of Nursing
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Northwick, in South Gloucestershire, was first mentioned in the Cartularium Saxonicum of 955 A.D. as Norowican. Wic/Wick meant dairy farm. It is in an ecological sensitive area with masses of history and archaeological evidence showing how the salt marshes leading down to the Severn Estuary have been utilised by peoples over millenia. The area has … Continue reading A Small Corner of a Forgotten Landscape
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Well, my fourth book for Amberley and my third in their local history 'Secret' series, is due for release on 15th June. I really enjoyed this one - I got to meet the local archaeologist who has discovered wood from 5000 year old boats; the local buildings have so much history including the … Continue reading Secret Monmouth – the Battle of Monmouth 1233
I've never had a Foreword before! Many thanks to author and historian Sharon Bennett Connolly whose paperback, Heroines of the Medieval World, is also out tomorrow (Image ©Louise Wyatt) Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888) was a nurse before she was an author, albeit for a very short time - one month to be … Continue reading A History of Nursing with Louisa May Alcott & Sharon Bennett Connolly!