Norfolk and Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell and Norfolk

Edith Louise Cavell was a British nurse and humanitarian, who was executed by the Germans in 1915 for helping to save the lives of hundreds of soldiers, as they escaped occupied Belgium to  the Netherlands.

She was a daughter of the county of Norfolk, born in the little village of Swardeston just outside Norwich in 1865.

Her words, spoken to a chaplain the night before she was executed by firing squad, are rendered on a statue of her in St Martin’s Place London

…..”Patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone”

Her final resting place is on Life’s Green, Norwich Cathedral.

To read a very good account of Edith Cavell’s  life story, with pictures, click on the link

Follow this link to find out about the church of St Mary the Virgin, where her father was the local vicar

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Project Gutenberg have a number of free Ebooks on Edith Cavell

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