A snippet from my forthcoming book, A History of Nursing, due for publication March 2019. Euphemia de Walliers (1213-1257) became the Abbess of Wherwell in Dorset from 1226 until her death. It is noted in some sources she was the ‘pioneer of modern hospital design’. Further investigation shows that Abbess Euphemia did indeed restructure Wherwell Abbey … Continue reading Abbess Euphemia – Nursing Ahead of Her Time in the 13th Century
To celebrate the release of Secret Chepstow, here is snippet from the book It is hard to believe Chepstow was once such a busy, bustling, international trading port. According to the booklet The Chepstow Story by The Chepstow Society, a port developed in Chepstow shortly after the Normans came to power and early shipping is mentioned … Continue reading The Ancient Port of Chepstow
I'm currently researching district nursing, my very own area of work, for my current Work in Progress. Below is an image of William Rathbone VI who, in 1859 and after employing a nurse to tend to his dying wife at home, then employed her to nurse the sick poor in his area of Liverpool. … Continue reading History of District Nursing
… where I didn't digress or procrastinate; I didn't watch a Sky movie or read a book unrelated to my current research. I didn't browse Facebook for no particular reason, I just wrote about stuff. Which was nice 😀 So I finally got a break from the day job today and I have written 1500 … Continue reading One of those days …
Well, it maybe a bit more technical than that but she has popped up in my research for my current Work in Progress, A History of Nursing. Empress Helena (b.248, d.328) was the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great. She is now known as St Helena … Continue reading St Helena, Mother of a Roman Emperor, Powerful Empress and … a Nurse.
Good morning ... I have been busy looking at setting up a website but unfortunately I am a technophobe! However, at the moment I'm torn between upgrading this blog or starting afresh with Wix. I have found that easy to use so far so we'll see but would be interesting in hearing people's experiences. For … Continue reading The Secret Life of Chepstow