Property rights include the legal rights to acquire, own, sell and transfer property, collect and keep rents, keep one's wages, make contracts and bring lawsuits. In history, a woman's property has often, but not always, been under the control of her father or, if she was married, her husband. Read more about the history of how women achieved basic property rights.
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to graduate from medical school, and with her sister, Emily Blackwell, and Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewska operated a teaching hospital in New York. Born in England, Elizabeth Blackwell returned to her homeland and finished her career there. She's definitely someone to know if you want to be literate in women's history.
And then there are her two famous sisters-in-law, Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and her famous niece, Alice Stone Blackwell.
England and Great Britain have had a few reigning queens when the crown had no male heirs (Great Britain still has primogeniture -- inheritance by the oldest son takes precedence over any daughters). These women rulers include some of the best-known, longest-reigning and culturally most successful rulers in British history. Read more about these women: Women Rulers of England and Great Britain - British Queens