Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse: An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis
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Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse: An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis

by Elizabeth Davis
     
 

The fascinating story of the 19th-century Welsh woman Elizabeth Davis, also known as Betsy Cadwaladyr, the “Balaclava nurse,” is brought up to date in this edition, which includes both the original introduction by editor Jane Williams and a new introduction by Deirdre Beddoe. This autobiography is a unique record of the experience of an early

Overview

The fascinating story of the 19th-century Welsh woman Elizabeth Davis, also known as Betsy Cadwaladyr, the “Balaclava nurse,” is brought up to date in this edition, which includes both the original introduction by editor Jane Williams and a new introduction by Deirdre Beddoe. This autobiography is a unique record of the experience of an early 19th-century Welsh working woman, recalling, both the ordinary life of domestic service and her extraordinary experiences traveling to many exotic parts of the world as a companion and ladies’ maid. Her time as a hospital nurse in Balaclava in the Crimea, where she served under Florence Nightingale, is described and is a central part of her life story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781870206914
Publisher:
Honno Press
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Series:
Honno's Welsh Women's Classics
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
284

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Davies, better known as Betsy Cadwaladyr, travelled the world as a maid aboard a ship before serving alongside Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War. Jane Williams was a historian, a biographer, a book reviewer, and a writer on social and religious issues to do with Wales. She is the author of A History of Wales Derived from Authentic Sources and is known for her response to the 1847 Commissioners’ Report on working class education in Wales. Deirdre Beddoe is the editor of Changing Times and a coeditor of Parachutes and Petticoats: Evocative Women’s Stories from WWII.

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