A national heroine Grace Horsley Darling was one of the Victorian era’s most celebrated heroines. In 1838, Grace and her father risked their lives to rescue stranded survivors from a ship wrecked in a fierce storm. This feat of bravery changed her life dramatically. Tales of the courageous rescue made front page news and became known around the world. Grace became the media celebrity of her day and was showered with honours, including the RNLI’s Silver Medal for Gallantry. Sadly, Grace died four years later, aged 26. She is still remembered for her heroism.