Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter
Grace Horsley Darling, daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, who rowed with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838 -- together they saved 13 people from the wreck.
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Fedora by Victorien Sardou - Australian actress Marie Lohr
Fedora by Victorien Sardou was first produced at the Theatre du Vaudeville in Paris, 12th December 1882. The English version by Herman Merivale was first produced at the Haymarket Theatre, London on 5th May 1883. This image shows Fedora outside her wounded fianc钳 sick room in Act I. Sardou created the role of his heroine, a passionate Russian princess, for Sarah Bernhardt, and most of Europes leading actresses played the part. In this revival for the Globe Theatre, London which started on 30th October 1920, it was played by Australian actress Marie Lohr. Date: 1920
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Joan of Arc (1412-1431). Folk heroine of France and a Roman
Joan of Arc or The Maid of Orleans. Folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She led the French army to several important victories against England during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. Was burned at the stake for heresy. Engraving by A- Belin. Meeting Joan of Arc and Charles VII of France. 'Biblioteca Universal', Ediciones Populares, 1851. Colored.
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