Mary Seacole helped British soldiers. She worked as a nurse. Mary Seacole went to a war. Mary Seacole’s husband Edwin died in 1844. Mary Seacole closed a British hotel. Mary was born in 1805 on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. She first visited Britain as a young woman. She died in London in 1881. The soldiers called her mother Seacole. Mary Seacole did what few other women did in the Victorian age did because she was a traveller. She ran a business. Mary arrived in Britain three days before Florence Nightingale left for the Crimean war. After her adventure in the crimean war [ 1854-1856] she lived in Britain. Later she ran a hotel in Panama.