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Biographies of British Women

An ever-expanding list of biographies of notable women in British history, including those who are famous and those who should be more well known. New indicates biographies added within about a month (visible if your browser has javascript activated).

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A
Diane Abbott
Aelfgifu
Aelfled
Aelfthryth
Aethelflaed
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Regina M. Anderson
Margaret of Anjou
Anne Neville
Anne of Cleves
Anne of Hanover
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Nancy Astor
Anne Ayres

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B
Daisy Mae Bates
Berengaria
Annie Besant
Maeve Binchy
Helen Blackburn
Elizabeth Blackwell
Barbara Bodichon
Anne Boleyn
Anne Bonny
Boudicca (Boadicea)
Anne Brontë
Charlotte Brontë
Emily Brontë
Ada Augusta Byron, Lady Lovelace

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C
Cartimandua
Catherine of Valois
Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
Cordelia

D
Emily Davies
Bernadette Devlin
Diana, Princess of Wales
Margaret Douglas

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E
Eadgyth of England
Edith of England
Edith of Polesworth
Edith of Wilton
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Elen Luyddog
Elfreda
Elfrida
Elfthryth
Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth Woodville
Elizabeth of York
Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother
Ethelfleda

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F
Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Rosalind Franklin
Elizabeth Fry

G
Lady Godiva
Jane Goodall
Lady Jane Grey
Louise Guiney

H
Caroline Herschel
Catherine Howard

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I

J
Julian of Norwich

K
Katherine of Valois
Margery Kempe

L
Anna Leonowens
Doris Lessing
Ada Lovelace
Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife

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M
Margaret of Anjou
Margaret of Scotland (Saint Margaret)
Margaret Tudor
Margery Kempe
Mary I of England
Mary of Guise
Mary Queen of Scots - Mary Stuart
Empress Matilda, Lady of the English
Empress Maud
Thea Musgrave

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N
Anne Neville
Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
Florence Nightingale
Julian of Norwich

O

P
Emmeline Pankhurst
Catherine Parr
Alice Paul
Anna Pavlova

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Q
Eve Queler

R
Mary White Rowlandson

S
Charlotte Angas Scott
Jane Seymour
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Sarah Siddons
May Sinclair
Hannah Snell
Mary Somerville
Diana, Princess of Wales (nee Lady Diana Spencer)
Alicia Boole Stott
Maud O'Farrell Swartz
(Florence) Madge Syers

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T
Ida Tarbell
Margaret Thatcher
Elizabeth Tilney
Jayne Torvill
Sophie Tucker
Margaret Tudor

U

V
Catherine of Valois
Queen Victoria

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W
Mary Wollstonecraft
Victoria Woodhull
Elizabeth Woodville

X

Y

Z

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