Kathryn Hughes is Professor of Life Writing at the University of East Anglia and a literary critic for the Guardian. Her most recent book is Victorians Undone (4th Estate).

Florence Nightingale photographed by Millbourn in c. 1890. Wellcome Collection, London (CC BY 4.0)

How Victorian artists saw Florence Nightingale

The bicentenary of the founder of modern nursing has a particularly topical resonance, but how did her contemporaries regard the Lady with the Lamp?

4 May 2020