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
From Ancient Roman Matrons to Florence Nightingale via Hildegarde von Bingen and Abbess Euphemia, get to know women who have helped to shape nursing since antiquity and how St Basil recognised the need for learning about health. Read how belief systems, The Normans, The Renaissance and The Reformation shaped nursing care; how … Continue reading New Year, New Book, New Book Cover!
“So, who were these women? What was their real story? And what happened to them after 1066? From Emma of Normandy, wife of both King Cnut and Aethelred II, to Saint Margaret, a descendant of Alfred the Great himself, we will trace the fortunes of the women who had a role to play … Continue reading A New Book Review – Silk and the Sword; the Women of the Norman Conquest
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
Approximately a mile north of Chepstow, on English side of the River Wye and right on the the border of Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, sit the ruins of an old church, as seen above. It is all that remains of a medieval village, plus a still-working farm further up the hill behind the church; … Continue reading The mysterious deserted medieval village of Lancaut, near Chepstow
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