circa 1911: British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928), being jeered by a crowd in New York. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

circa 1911: British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928), being jeered by a crowd in New York. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)Image: Getty Images

From Cartimandua to Florence Nightingale and Nell Gwyn to Margaret Thatcher, we look at famous women throughout English history. 

How many of these famous women have you heard of?

Cartimandua

Ruled C. 43 to 69 AD. Queen of the Brigantes, a Celtic people living in what is now northern England, during the time of Rome's conquest of Britain. Cartimandua was leader at a time when her people were among the many tribes who were loyal to Rome.

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Boudicca

Died circa 61 to 60 AD. She reigned over the Iceni, whose kingdom covered East Anglia and famously led a rebellion against the Romans in 61 AD.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

1122 to 1204. One of the wealthiest and most powerful women during the middle ages, Eleanor of Aquitaine rose to become Queen Consort of France and England. 

Queen Elizabeth I

1533-1603. Queen Elizabeth I was the last Tudor Monarch. Her 40 year reign is known for economic growth and stability. 

A close up of The Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I as Art Fund and Royal Museums Greenwich launch public appeal to save famous portrait of Elizabeth I at National Maritime Museum on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Bowles/Getty Images for the Art Fund)

A close up of The Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I as Art Fund and Royal Museums Greenwich launch public appeal to save famous portrait of Elizabeth I at National Maritime Museum on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Bowles/Getty Images for the Art Fund)

Nell Gwyn

1650 to 1687. A prominent actress who was the mistress of King Charles II and is considered by many as a folk heroine.

Queen Anne

1665-1714. Queen Anne was the last of the Stuart monarchs and first married queen to rule England. 

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

1689 to 1762. A writer and aristocrat who is most famous for her obervations about Eastern life via her Turkish Embassy letters.

Jane Austen

1775 to 1817. Author of popular works such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

Elizabeth Fry

1780 to 1845. She was behind the major driving force that created laws that encouraged more humane treatment for prisoners.

 English prison reformer and Quaker, Elizabeth Fry (1780 - 1845), who fought for what are now regarded as basic prison principles; classification of criminals, segregation of the sexes, female supervision of women and provision for education, and continued her work in this area and for the homeless and needy for the rest of her life. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

English prison reformer and Quaker, Elizabeth Fry (1780 - 1845), who fought for what are now regarded as basic prison principles; classification of criminals, segregation of the sexes, female supervision of women and provision for education, and continued her work in this area and for the homeless and needy for the rest of her life. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Grace Darling

1815 to 1842. She is the daughter of a lighthouse keeper who helped in the rescue of the Forfarshire shipwreck survivors.

Queen Victoria

1819-1901. Queen Victoria was the longest reigning British Monarch until very recently. And the subject of hit TV show Victoria.

Frances Buss

1827 to 1894. Founder of North London Collegiate School and was the pioneer for education for women.

Florence Nightingale

1820-1910. Florence Nightingale was a pioneer in the field of nursing. 

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Octavia Hill

1838 to 1912. A social reformer who helped develop social housing for the poor and was one of the three founder s of the National Trust.

Emmeline Pankhurst

1858 to 1928. A political activist who helped women gain the right to vote.

Margaret Thatcher

Born 1910. Known as the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher was the U.K. Prime Minister from 1979-1990. 

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher poses inside Number 10 Downing Street in London, England on April 01, 1984. (Photo by Express/Getty Images)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher poses inside Number 10 Downing Street in London, England on April 01, 1984. (Photo by Express/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II

1926 to today. Current queen of England and the woman who took Queen Victoria's crown as the longest serving monarch. 

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