Princesses on the Wards

Princesses on the Wards

Royal Women in Nursing Through Wars and Revolutions

eBook - 2014
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The first study of queens and princesses in wartime nursing, from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Royal ladies have never been afraid to roll up their sleeves, work in wards and field hospitals, and help in the operating theater, despite their sheltered upbringing. Indeed, through wars and revolutions in Russia, Greece, Spain, Romania, Belgium, and Britain, their experiences were no different than those of thousands of other nurses. Beginning with two daughters of Queen Victoria, Princess Alice and Princess Helena, this book tells their stories and the difficulties queens and princesses faced while carving a worthwhile role in an age when the place of a well-born woman was considered to be in the home. From Empress Alexandra of Russia and Queen Marie of Romania to Princess Marina Duchess of Kent and Princess Alice of Greece (mother of the Duke of Edinburgh), all set an example of service and duty well beyond that considered necessary at the time. Here, their involvement in nursing and the lengths they went to is detailed for the first time.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780750957748
Branch Call Number: 355.3 Ha
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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Nov 27, 2015

This book is a fascinating read worthy of anyone interested in the history of nursing & the English & European Royal families. It delves in depth to the work & effort Royal Princesses contributed to make nursing a profession worthy of respect from what was long perceived during the 1800’s to the beginning of the new century to be a lowly job on a par with prostitution. I Highly recommend this book!
Thank you Logan City Council libraries for filling my request and obtaining this high quality book on a subject matter not commonly written about.


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