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"Unveiling the Courageous Heroines: From Grace Darling to Joan of Arc" In a small fishing village

Background imageHeroine Collection: JOAN OF ARC (c1412-1431). French national heroine. Oil on canvas, 1879, by Jules Bastien-Lepage

JOAN OF ARC (c1412-1431). French national heroine. Oil on canvas, 1879, by Jules Bastien-Lepage

Background imageHeroine Collection: Grace Darling, rowing with her father

Grace Darling, rowing with her father
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, seen here rowing with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838

Background imageHeroine Collection: Judith, 1901. Artist: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)

Judith, 1901. Artist: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)
Judith, 1901. Found in the collection of the Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Background imageHeroine Collection: Vivien Leigh on front cover of The Tatler

Vivien Leigh on front cover of The Tatler
Vivien Leigh pictured on the front cover of The Tatler wearing a magnificent ball gown of black satin, velvet and taffeta designed by Cecil Beaton for her film role of Anna Karenina

Background imageHeroine Collection: Flora MacDonald, Scottish Jacobite heroine

Flora MacDonald, Scottish Jacobite heroine, friend and helper of Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie)

Background imageHeroine Collection: Esther before Ahasuerus. Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi

Esther before Ahasuerus. Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi
Esther before Ahasuerus

Background imageHeroine Collection: Judith and Holofernes, c. 1621. Artist: Gentileschi, Artemisia (1598-1653)

Judith and Holofernes, c. 1621. Artist: Gentileschi, Artemisia (1598-1653)
Judith and Holofernes, c. 1621. Found in the collection of the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Background imageHeroine Collection: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) illustration from World Noted Women by

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) illustration from World Noted Women by
KW259804 Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) illustration from World Noted Women by Mary Cowden Clarke, 1858 (engraving) by Staal

Background imageHeroine Collection: Cymbeline - title page

Cymbeline - title page - Iachimo emerges from the trunk as Imogen sleeps. 1862

Background imageHeroine Collection: Joan of Arc - French heroines home at Domremy, France

Joan of Arc - French heroines home at Domremy, France
Joan of Arc - French heroines home/birthplace (on 12th January 1412) at Domremy-la-Pucelle, Vosges, Lorraine, France and a statue of her. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHeroine Collection: St Joan by Pauline Baynes

St Joan by Pauline Baynes
Joan of Arc (1412? - 1431), or Jeanne d Arc, French heroine, painted by Pauline Baynes in full armour riding a steed and carrying a standard with the fleur de lys

Background imageHeroine Collection: Scene from Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice

Scene from Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice
A scene from Shakespeares comedy, The Merchant of Venice, with Portia and other characters

Background imageHeroine Collection: Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter

Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), 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

Background imageHeroine Collection: Reputed portrait of Joan of arc, from the original, formerly in the Church of St

Reputed portrait of Joan of arc, from the original, formerly in the Church of St. Maurice, Orleans - also Jeanne d Arc (1412 - 30 May 1431)

Background imageHeroine Collection: The Maid, 1900-1918. Artist: Frank Craig

The Maid, 1900-1918. Artist: Frank Craig
The Maid, 1900-1918. Joan of Arc (1412-1431), the Maid of Orleans, at the head of French cavalry

Background imageHeroine Collection: English aviator Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia

English aviator Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia. Pictured here at the opening of the speedboat season, at Welsh Harp reservoir near Hendon, London

Background imageHeroine Collection: Peggy Prince

Peggy Prince received an M.B.E. after making two journeys out to sea in a canoe in order to rescue the crew of a crashed bomber, saving the wireless operators life. 1940

Background imageHeroine Collection: Yanitza, The Albanian Joan of Arc, from Le Petit Journal

Yanitza, The Albanian Joan of Arc, from Le Petit Journal
CHT344066 Yanitza, The Albanian Joan of Arc, from Le Petit Journal, 28th May 1911 (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeroine Collection: Molly Pitcher. The Heroine of Monmouth

Molly Pitcher. The Heroine of Monmouth
The Heroine of Monmouth. Molly Pitcher, the wife of a Gunner in the American Army, who when her husband was killed, took his place at the gun

Background imageHeroine Collection: PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, 1928. French actress Maria Falconetti as the title character in a scene

PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, 1928. French actress Maria Falconetti as the title character in a scene from the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928

Background imageHeroine Collection: Sacred banner carried by Joan of Arc into Orleans

Sacred banner carried by Joan of Arc into Orleans
Joan of Arc carrying her sacred banner into Orleans after driving the English army from the city. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHeroine Collection: Joan of Arc hearing a call to save France

Joan of Arc hearing a call to save France
Young Joan of Arc listening to angel voices calling upon her to save France during the Hundred Years War. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century Lepage illustration

Background imageHeroine Collection: Moll Pitcher

Moll Pitcher
Molly Pitcher statue marking the grave of Mary McCauley in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Digital photograph

Background imageHeroine Collection: Annie Lauries Home

Annie Lauries Home
ANNIE LAURIE Maxwelton House, Dumfries- shire, Scotland, the birthplace of Annie Laurie in 1682, after whom a famous Scottish ballad was named

Background imageHeroine Collection: Joan the Maid - Kay Nielsen. The Most Noble Warrior Saint in the Christian Calendar

Joan the Maid - Kay Nielsen. The Most Noble Warrior Saint in the Christian Calendar. Date: 1924

Background imageHeroine Collection: Edith Cavell, British nurse and humanitarian, c1915, (c1920)

Edith Cavell, British nurse and humanitarian, c1915, (c1920). Edith Cavell (1865-1915) helped hundreds of Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I

Background imageHeroine Collection: Agnes, Countess of Dunbar (1312?-1369), known as Black Agnes, 1338 (early 20th century)

Agnes, Countess of Dunbar (1312?-1369), known as Black Agnes, 1338 (early 20th century). She is seen on the battlements at the defence of Dunbar Castle in 1337-1338 when her husband

Background imageHeroine Collection: The Heroines of 1940 : Greek poster, c1946, commemorating the women of the Greek Resistance

The Heroines of 1940 : Greek poster, c1946, commemorating the women of the Greek Resistance Movement in World War II
WWII: GREEK POSTER, 1940. " The Heroines of 1940" : Greek poster, c1946, commemorating the women of the Greek Resistance Movement in World War II

Background imageHeroine Collection: Arrangement in Yellow and Gray : Effie Deans, c. 1876-78 (oil on canvas)

Arrangement in Yellow and Gray : Effie Deans, c. 1876-78 (oil on canvas)
3545921 Arrangement in Yellow and Gray : Effie Deans, c.1876-78 (oil on canvas) by Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903); 194x93 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageHeroine Collection: Miranda, 1916 (oil on canvas)

Miranda, 1916 (oil on canvas)
Ma181771 Miranda, 1916 (oil on canvas) by Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917); 45.7x60 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: one of two versions of Miranda; ); Photo eThe Ms Gallery, London; English

Background imageHeroine Collection: A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735. Creator: Unknown

A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735. Creator: Unknown
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735. Perhaps Radha, the divine consort of Krishna

Background imageHeroine Collection: The Story of Theseus, mid-15th century. Artist: Master of the Cassoni

The Story of Theseus, mid-15th century. Artist: Master of the Cassoni
The Story of Theseus, mid-15th century. Theseus lands on Crete from Athens and sets out to kill the Minotaur, the bull-headed monster which King Minos has had imprisoned in the labyrinth built by

Background imageHeroine Collection: The Hermitage of Vancouleurs, 1819. Artist: Fleury-Francois Richard

The Hermitage of Vancouleurs, 1819. Artist: Fleury-Francois Richard
The Hermitage of Vancouleurs, 1819. Joan of Arc (c1412-1431), Maid of Orleans, French patriot and martyr, consulting the hermit about the mission that she must accomplish

Background imageHeroine Collection: Judith, 1901 (oil on canvas)

Judith, 1901 (oil on canvas)
6219382 Judith, 1901 (oil on canvas) by Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918); 84X42 cm; Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria; (add.info)

Background imageHeroine Collection: Academy House, Tewkesbury (b / w photo)

Academy House, Tewkesbury (b / w photo)
3093885 Academy House, Tewkesbury (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Academy House, Tewkesbury. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageHeroine Collection: Brunnhilde throws herself into Siegfrieds arms, illustration from

Brunnhilde throws herself into Siegfrieds arms, illustration from
STC324259 Brunnhilde throws herself into Siegfrieds arms, illustration from Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods, 1924 (colour litho) by Rackham

Background imageHeroine Collection: John Farleigh Woodcuts for Shaw s

John Farleigh Woodcuts for Shaw s
John Farleighs Woodcuts for George Bernard Shaws " The Adventures of The Black Girl in her search for God." 1932

Background imageHeroine Collection: English aviator Amy Johnson arrives at Hedon Airport, near her home town of Hull in her

English aviator Amy Johnson arrives at Hedon Airport, near her home town of Hull in her De Havilland DH.60 Gipsy Moth aircraft G-aAH during celebrations to mark her historic solo flight from Croydon

Background imageHeroine Collection: Driving A Cow Before Her, Laura Secord Passed The American Sentries, c1909, (c1920)

Driving A Cow Before Her, Laura Secord Passed The American Sentries, c1909, (c1920). Artist: Joseph Ratcliffe Skelton
Driving A Cow Before Her, Laura Secord Passed The American Sentries, c1909, (c1920). Laura Secord (1775-1868) Canadian heroine of the War of 1812

Background imageHeroine Collection: FLORA MACDONALD (1722-1790). Scottish Jacobite heroine

FLORA MACDONALD (1722-1790). Scottish Jacobite heroine. Oil on canvas, 1747, by Richard Wilson

Background imageHeroine Collection: Joan of Arc / Buttre

Joan of Arc / Buttre
JOAN OF ARC French heroine in armour on the battlefield

Background imageHeroine Collection: Iovanovitch / Serb Heroine

Iovanovitch / Serb Heroine
Sophia Ivanovich volunteers to serve in the Serbian army so long as hostilities against the Turks persist : she is engaged to marry the gentleman behind her

Background imageHeroine Collection: A young Joan of Arc

A young Joan of Arc
5305106 A young Joan of Arc.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a young Joan of Arc (1412-1431) a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years War

Background imageHeroine Collection: Jeanne Laisne (born 1456) French heroine called Jeann Hachette

Jeanne Laisne (born 1456) French heroine called Jeann Hachette. 19th century (trade card in chromolithograph)
543273 Jeanne Laisne (born 1456) French heroine called Jeann Hachette. 19th century (trade card in chromolithograph); (add.info)

Background imageHeroine Collection: Agustina Raimunda Maria Saragossa i Domenech firing a cannon

Agustina Raimunda Maria Saragossa i Domenech firing a cannon
2910907 Agustina Raimunda Maria Saragossa i Domenech firing a cannon; (add.info.: 1813 Engraving depicting Agustina Raimunda Maria Saragossa i Domenech (1786-1857)

Background imageHeroine Collection: Joan of Arc, 1840 (litho)

Joan of Arc, 1840 (litho)
1574683 Joan of Arc, 1840 (litho); (add.info.: Joan of Arc (c1412-1431) also known as Saint Joan or the Maid of Orleans. French patriot, heroine

Background imageHeroine Collection: Charlotte Corday, 1840 (litho)

Charlotte Corday, 1840 (litho)
1574679 Charlotte Corday, 1840 (litho); (add.info.: Charlotte Corday (1768-1793) assassin of the French Revolutionary, Jean Paul Marat. Lithograph, Paris, c1840.); Universal History Archive/UIG



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"Unveiling the Courageous Heroines: From Grace Darling to Joan of Arc" In a small fishing village, Grace Darling's bravery shone through as she fearlessly rowed into treacherous waters alongside her father, saving lives and becoming an emblem of heroism. Gustav Klimt's masterpiece "Judith" captures the essence of a powerful woman who defied societal norms in 1901, symbolizing strength and independence. Jules Bastien-Lepage immortalized Joan of Arc on canvas in 1879, depicting her unwavering determination and patriotic spirit that made her a revered French national heroine. The captivating Vivien Leigh graced the front cover of The Tatler, embodying elegance and resilience like the heroines before her. Artemisia Gentileschi portrayed Esther standing boldly before Ahasuerus, showcasing feminine courage amidst adversity with remarkable artistry. In Gentileschi's painting "Judith and Holofernes, " Judith emerges as a fearless figure who took matters into her own hands to protect her people from tyranny. Flora MacDonald became an icon for Scottish Jacobites when she risked everything to aid Bonnie Prince Charlie during his escape from British forces. Her selflessness resonates throughout history. Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing during wartime, dedicating herself to caring for wounded soldiers. Her tireless efforts saved countless lives and established new standards in healthcare. Joan of Arc's humble home at Domremy stands as a testament to this legendary French heroine whose unwavering faith led armies towards victory against all odds. As lighthouse keeper's daughter, Grace Darling emerged as an unlikely savior when she braved stormy seas to rescue shipwreck survivors. Her selflessness remains an inspiration today. Pauline Baynes' portrayal of St. Joan captures the essence of this iconic figure whose unwavering belief propelled her forward despite facing unimaginable challenges.