#MagnaCartaWomen

Laura Bates

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Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project

Natasha Walter

1967-

Writer & Human Rights Activist

Heidi Mirza

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Writer & Broadcaster

Ann Oakley

1944-

Sociologist & Writer

Angela McRobbie

1951-

Cultural Theorist & Commentator

Angela Carter

1940-1992

Writer & Journalist

Lilian Bland

1878-1971

Journalist & Aviator

Emily Davison

1872-1913

Militant Activist for women's suffrage

Edith Lanchester

1871-1966

Protestor against anti-women marriage laws

Millicent Fawcett

1847-1929

Suffragist & Political Leader

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

1836-1917

Physician & Feminist

Josephine Butler

1828-1906

Feminist & Social Reformer

Emily Faithfull

1835-1895

Women's Rights Activist & Publisher of "the Victoria Press"

Janet Horne

d1727

Last woman in Britain to be executed for witchcraft

Mary Astell

1666-1731

Feminist Writer

Margaret Cavendish

1623-1673

Writer, Philosopher & Scientist

Margaret Fell

1614-1702

Mother of Quakerism

Bathsua Makin

1600-1675

Author & known as 'England's most learned lady'

Rachel Speight

1597-?

Author

Jane Anger

Published 1589

Author

Anne Askew

1520/1521-1546

Poet & Protestant Martyr

Catherine of Aragon

1485-1539

Commissioner of 'The Education of Christian Women'.

Margery Kempe

1373-1439

Mystic & Biographer

Christine de Pizan

1364-1430

Author

Julian of Norwich

1342-1416

Anchoress

Nicolaa de la Haye

1150/1156-1230

Castellan & Sheriff of Lincolnshire

Marie de France

12th Century

Medieval Poet

Jill Tweedie

1936-1993

Writer & Broadcaster

Barbara Castle

1910-2002

Labour Cabinet Minister

Dorothy Hodgkin

1910-1994

Nobel prize-winner & pioneer in the field of chemistry

Helena Normanton

1882-1957

First female Barrister in England

Marie Stopes

1880-1958

Pioneer in the field of birth control

Nancy Astor

1879-1964

First female Member
of Parliament

Caroline Haslett

1895-1957

Electrical Engineer

Emmeline Pankhurst

1858-1928

Leader of the British Suffragette movement

Lydia Becker

1827-1890

Leader of the British suffrage movement

John Stuart Mill

1806-1873

Philosopher, Economist & MP

Harriet Martineau

1802-1876

Writer, Political Activist & Sociologist

Mary Fildes

d1875

Female Reformer

Hannah More

1745-1833
Educator, Writer Philanthropist & Social Reformer

Mary Wollstonecraft

1759-1797

Writer, Philosopher & Advocate of Women's Rights

Ada Nield Chew

1870-1945

Suffragette & Active Member of NUWSS

Lady Constance Bulwer-Lytton

1869-1923

Suffragette, Writer & Campaigner

Laurence Housman

1865-1959

Supporter of Women's suffrage

George Lansbury

1859-1940

Leader of the Labour Party & campaigner for women's rights

Helen Priscilla Rabagliati

1851-1934

Philanthropist & Campaigner

Caroline Norton

1808-1877

Feminist, Social Reformer & Author

Ladies of Llangollen

Eleanor 1739-1828 Sarah 1755-1831


Elizabeth Fry

1780-1845

Social Reformer & Philanthropist