For Women's History Month we've been looking at the story of Grace Darling. In the final part of our series, Assistant Curator Nick Ball looks at the fame that followed Grace's heroic actions.
This perilous achievement stands unexampled in the feats of female fortitude. From her isolated abode… she made her way through desolation and impeding destruction… to save the lives of her fellow beings.
Is there in the whole field of history, or fiction even, one instance of female heroism to compare for one moment with this?