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Noteworthy Victorians: Heroes and Heroines

A look at "ordinary" people who committed extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism.
Cornish-Bowden, Esther - A Brave Little Girl (GOP 1880)
Esther Mary Cornish-Bowden, awarded a medal from the Royal Humane Society for rescuing her brother from a pond.
Darling, Grace - Female Heroism, by Sylvia Thorne (GOP 1880)
Heroic women in history, including England's Grace Darling.
Darling, Maggie & Jessie - Two American Heroines, by J.E. Runtz Rees (GOP 1881)
Maggie and Jessie Darling of Canada, rescuers of two drowning men.
Meunier, Amanda - The Little Mother (GOP 1890)
Amanda Meunier, 12-year-old recipient of a gold medal from the French "La Societe pour l'encouragement de bien."

Courage of Women, by Lambton Young (GOP 1880)
Several female winners of the Royal Humane Society medals for heroic rescues.

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