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England's population exceeds 50 million. The people reside within 34
counties. The areas are quite distinctive. In the northwest areas of England, farmers keep cattle and sheep
where they are able to survive the colder weather on the hills and
Shepherds/farmers are no longer plentiful, but readers should be
able to better understand how they manage their stock using Beardie-like
We hope the viewer will come away with a better understanding of
their way of life, both in the past as experienced by the Barcrofts, and
in the present, as experienced by the other contributors.
An undated book was published entitled Florence Nightingale and
Frances E. Willard: The Story of Their Lives by W. J. Wintle and
Florence Witts, wherein Florence Nightengale's life story was told by
Wintle. According to the Florence Nightingale Museum, the book was
published "after 1910."
Florence was born in 1820. It was known that Roger, a shepherd,
worked for Florence's father. Roger had a sheepdog, and the dog, named
Cap, may have been Florence's first patient. Documents exist that
indicate Florence was involved in caring for animals on the farm between
the ages of 12 and 16. Perhaps the below image drawn by an unknown
artist depicted her as being within this age range. The image was
taken from a Norwegian publication entitled
Vaarblomsten published in the year 1901. It also appeared in the
book by Wintle, and in another book entitled Little Florence.