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‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’, 2015
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In 2015 game developer Ubisoft launched its video game ‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’. In this game, pIayers complete missions set in Victorian London as the fictional protagonists Jacob and Evie Frye. Players meet the character of Florence Nightingale and help her to complete a challenge at “Lambeth Asylum”.
The Assassin’s Creed series is known for undertaking in-depth historical research, and the Nightingale we see here closely resembles her appearance after returning from the Crimean War. However “Lambeth Asylum”, and the Nightingale storyline, is entirely fictional.
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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!
Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!