Florence Nightingale in ‘Eminent Victorians’: A Study of Characteristics and Meaning

Strachey, in ‘Eminent Victorians’ reflects on the character of infamous historical heroine Florence Nightingale to cast the past lives of ordinary citizens, primarily women, as unsatisfactory and unfulfilling, and through this negative depiction of Victorian England, the author is able to uphold perceptions of the 20th century, through contrast, as a period of female liberation. … Read moreFlorence Nightingale in ‘Eminent Victorians’: A Study of Characteristics and Meaning