British Women in History: An Index

Making a Difference in British History

Miniature of Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) Artist: Nicholas Hilliard
Miniature of Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) Artist: Nicholas Hilliard. Print Collector/Getty Images / Getty Images

Below you'll find an index to many of the women of British history documented on this site.  The index is divided between women active in the ancient, medieval and Renaissance periods (through about 1700) and those active in the early modern and modern era (1700 and later).

Notes on the Index

  • Includes some women of note who were born abroad and married into British royalty and nobility. More collections of British queens here: British Queens
   

Ancient/Medieval/Renaissance

  

Modern (1700+)

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I / J      
      
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