1. Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), for campaigning tirelessly for women’s rights.
2. Violette Szabo (1921-1945), a British secret agent tragically executed in WWII.
3. Agatha Christie (1890-1976) for selling four billion novels worldwide.
4. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917), for being the first English woman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain.
5. Octavia Hill (1838-1912), for helping the poor and co-founding the National Trust.
7. Edith Cavell (1865-1915), for treating both German and Allied soldiers in occupied Belgium before being shot by the Germans for treason.
8. Ellen Wilkinson (1891-1947), for being one of the first female MPs and raising the school leaving age as the Minister of Education.
9. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), for advocating women’s rights and giving birth to a daughter that would write Frankenstein.
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