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Joan Bakewell  Women over 55 are "invisible" on British TV, broadcaster and writer Dame Joan Bakewell has said.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7768809.stm

Joan Bakewell Women over 55 are "invisible" on British TV, broadcaster and writer Dame Joan Bakewell has said. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7768809.stm

Eganderson.jpg   Elizabeth Garrett Anderson  - English physician and feminist. First woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain. Created medical school for women. First Dean of a British Medical School. First woman to be elected to a school board and First woman magistrate and first woman mayor - Mayor of Aldeburgh

Eganderson.jpg Elizabeth Garrett Anderson - English physician and feminist. First woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain. Created medical school for women. First Dean of a British Medical School. First woman to be elected to a school board and First woman magistrate and first woman mayor - Mayor of Aldeburgh

Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze .

Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze .

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.  She spent her life between the British royal household and her…

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the British royal household and her…

British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) took the photo that led to the discovery of the DNA double helix, but all recognition went to male colleagues Watson and Crick.

British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) took the photo that led to the discovery of the DNA double helix, but all recognition went to male colleagues Watson and Crick.

Mary Bushby Stubbs, saving French lives.  British women played an increasing part in the war effort as the Great War went on. It was not just British forces that benefited from their contribution. Mary Bushby Stubbs served with the British and the French, and was decorated by both for her bravery in the field.

Mary Bushby Stubbs, saving French lives

Mary Bushby Stubbs, saving French lives. British women played an increasing part in the war effort as the Great War went on. It was not just British forces that benefited from their contribution. Mary Bushby Stubbs served with the British and the French, and was decorated by both for her bravery in the field.

Mary Anning. Finder of the first dinosaur skeleton and fossil-finder extraordinaire. Featured in the always marvellous Brain Pickings newsletter.

5 Unsung Heroes Who Shaped Modern Life

Mary Anning. Finder of the first dinosaur skeleton and fossil-finder extraordinaire. Featured in the always marvellous Brain Pickings newsletter.

Edith Cavell (with her dogs Jack and Don) was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad.

Edith Cavell (with her dogs Jack and Don) was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad.

Louisa May Alcott: Louisa May Alcott is widely known as the writer of Little Women, a self reflective children's book published in 1868. The success of this book led to other books based on Alcott's life such as Little Men and Jo's Boys. Louisa's success as a writer allowed her to support her sisters and parents. Prompted by her wish to promote womens' roles and her hatred for slavery, as a young adult during the Civil War, she volunteered to be a nurse in an army hospital in Washington,...

Louisa May Alcott: Louisa May Alcott is widely known as the writer of Little Women, a self reflective children's book published in 1868. The success of this book led to other books based on Alcott's life such as Little Men and Jo's Boys. Louisa's success as a writer allowed her to support her sisters and parents. Prompted by her wish to promote womens' roles and her hatred for slavery, as a young adult during the Civil War, she volunteered to be a nurse in an army hospital in Washington,...

Queen Elizabeth I    The Pelican and Phoenix portraits http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/sep/13/queen-elizabeth-portraits

Queen Elizabeth I The Pelican and Phoenix portraits http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/sep/13/queen-elizabeth-portraits

Billie Jean King changed the face of women's sport forever. Every female athlete that came after owes her a debt of gratitude.

Billie Jean King changed the face of women's sport forever. Every female athlete that came after owes her a debt of gratitude.

Beatrice Wood, ceramic artist, did her best work after the age of 68. She passed away at 105. Her autobiography is titled "I Shock Myself."

Beatrice Wood, ceramic artist, did her best work after the age of 68. She passed away at 105. Her autobiography is titled "I Shock Myself."