Betsy Cadwalady, A Balaclava Nurse: The Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis

TitleBetsy Cadwalady, A Balaclava Nurse: The Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsDavis, Elizabeth
Number of Pages284
PublisherHonno
CityDinas Powys
Abstract

The fascinating story of the 19th-century Welsh woman Elizabeth Davis, also known as Betsy Cadwaladyr, 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.

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