Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse
An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis
Elizabeth Davis - known in Wales as Betsy Cadwaladyr - was a ladies' maid from Mayrionydd who travelled the world and gained fame as a nurse during the Crimean war. She broke free of the restrictions placed on women in Victorian times to lead a life of adventure. Journeying to many exotic parts of the globe, she came into contact with international events in the horrors of the filled hospital at Balaclava, where she served under Florence Nightingale. Williams interviewed the elderly Betsy and turned her reminiscences into this fascinating account of her life.
15 January 2015