Feel like an armchair tour of Florence’s London?

Well, both authors are available to ‘Talk Florence’ – giving talks on a variety of subjects connected to Florence Nightingale’s work and life:

Florence Nightingale’s London

Famous as the Lady with the Lamp, Florence Nightingale was a legend in her own lifetime, but the Crimean War was just two years in the life of a woman who lived to the age of 90. And when she returned from the Crimea, she spent the rest of her long life living and working in London. Take a virtual tour of Florence’s London – the places where she lived and worked for over 50 years, and along the way discover more about the life of this Victorian icon.



Florence Nightingale: What she was and what she was not

We know her as the Lady with the Lamp, but there is so much more to this woman than the two years she spent tending the sick and wounded in the Crimean War of the 1850s. Busting the myth of what she was and what she was not – daughter, sister, nurse, friend, statistician, lover, writer, scourge of the British Army establishment, demanding invalid, and living legend. 



Florence’s War: The Story of The Lady with the Lamp

On 21st October 1854 Florence Nightingale left London for the Crimean War and the rest, as they say, is history. Discover what life was like for Florence in the Crimean War; from the recruitment of her nurses to the journey to Constantinople, the struggle to be allowed to nurse the sick and wounded in Scutari Barrack Hospital, how she earned her famous nickname and how she nearly died. Find out exactly how this woman became a legend in her own lifetime. 



All talks are fully illustrated and last 45 minutes to 1 hour, but can be tailored to suit. To arrange a talk, please contact the authors here: info@pearsonchandler.com