Grace Darling

Standard Name: Darling, Grace


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Family and Intimate relationships Nancy Mitford
Jessica , the sister who followed Unity in age, eloped in her teens with a still younger cousin who was off to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Nancy and her husband were despatched as...
Occupation Constance Smedley
Continuing her activity in the public sphere, CS founded the Grace Darling League , which she designed to run for five years, until 8 September 1938: that is, until the day after the centenary of...
Textual Production Constance Smedley
CS published a biographical study, Grace Darling and her Times, whose protagonist was famous as an ordinary woman capable at need of both physical strength and moral heroism.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
(27 October 1932): 772
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Constance Smedley
CS 's next book, covering much the same ground as her previous one but this time for younger readers, was Grace Darling and her Islands, published with the Religious Tract Society .
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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Rosa Nouchette Carey
In her introduction, Carey expresses her wish that her sketches of twelve noble and useful lives be read and studied by women of this generation, and go and do thou likewise be written upon some...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Caroline Norton
The early part of the work summarizing the legal position of women reads much like Barbara Leigh Smith 's A Brief Summary in Plain Language of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women, published the...


7 September 1838: Grace Darling, twenty-two-year-old daughter...

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7 September 1838

Grace Darling , twenty-two-year-old daughter of the lighthouse-keeper of the Longstone light on the Outer Farne Islands off the Northumbrian coast, helped her father row out in a clumsy boat through heavy seas to rescue...

19 July 1904: King Edward VII laid the foundation stone...

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19 July 1904

King Edward VII laid the foundation stone for Liverpool Cathedral, built to the designs of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott .

1938: The Grace Darling National Memorial Museum...

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The Grace Darling National Memorial Museum opened in Bamburgh, Northumberland, to honour the near-legendary Victorian heroine of rescue at sea, six years after Constance Smedley published her biography of Darling .


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