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Can you pick the correct English woman given the following clues?
Updated Sep 17, 2015
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This woman became the first female Prime Minister of the UK in 1979.
This singer and actress starred in the films 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music'.
This royal was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists this author of mystery as the best-selling novelist of all time.
This author, TV and film actress played Alexis Colby in 'Dynasty'.
In April 2011, she married an heir to the English throne.
This politician became the first black woman to be elected to the House of Commons in 1987.
This author is famous for writing the Harry Potter series.
This author wrote 'Jane Eyre'.
This Victorian poet is remembered for her poems 'How Do I Love Thee?' and 'Aurora Leigh'.
This author wrote the best-selling 'Mrs _____ _____'s Book of Household Management' in 1861.
This author wrote 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Mansfield Park'.
During this monarch's long reign, England defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
This woman is known as the 'Mother of The Salvation Army', which she co-founded with her husband in 1865.
Published in 1906, this children's author is best remembered for her book 'The Railway Children'.
This author wrote the novel 'Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus' in 1818.
This suffragette died after throwing herself under the King's horse at a Derby in 1913.
The United Kingdom's current reigning monarch.
This 20th century anthropologist discovered important pre-human ape fossils in Eastern Africa.
This wife of Henry VIII was the mother of Edward VI.
This Victorian author of social divisions wrote 'Mary Barton', 'Cranford' and 'North and South'.
This author and pioneer in the field of birth control wrote 'Married Love' in 1918.
The mistress of Horatio Nelson from 1798 until his death in 1805.
Receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964, this biochemist is credited with the development of protein crystallography.
This woman became the first female pilot to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930.
This ballerina is most famous for her partnership with Rudolf Nureyev.
This aristocratic novelist and wife of PM Viscount Melbourne is best known for her affair with Lord Byron in 1812.
This singer of the WWII songs 'We'll Meet Again' and 'The White Cliffs of Dover' was also known as 'The Forces Sweetheart'.
This founder of modern nursing in the Crimean War was often known as 'The Lady with the Lamp'.
This fashion designer became famous in the 1960's for her miniskirt and hot pants designs.
This nurse was controversially executed for treason by a German firing squad in 1915.
This actress is famous for being the mistress of Charles II.
This monarch is known as the 'Grandmother of Europe' for her nine children, who married into noble families across the continent.
Under the pen name George Eliot, this author wrote 'Silas Marner' and 'Middlemarch'.
This suffragette was the leader of the 'Women's Social and Political Union' which was established 1903.
This advocate of women's rights wrote 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' in 1792.
This author wrote 'Mrs Dalloway', 'To the Lighthouse' and 'Orlando'.
This astronaut and chemist became the first Briton in space, visiting the Mir Space Station in 1991.
This politician became the first female Speaker of the House of Commons in 1992.
Known as 'The Angel of Prisons' during the 18th and 19th centuries, this woman sought to make the treatment of prisoners more humane.
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