By Tim Lambert

Isabella Andreini 1562-1604 Actress and Writer

Anne Askew 1521-1546 Protestant Martyr

Sofonisba Anguissola 1535-1625 Artist

Anne Boleyn 15017-1536 English Queen

Katharina von Bohra 1499-1552 German Protestant

Lucrezia Borgia 1480-1519 Noblewoman

Maddalena Casulana 1540-1583 Composer

Vittoria Colonna 1490-1549 Poet

Jeanne d'Albret 1528-1572 Queen of Navarre

Tullia d'Aragona 1510-1556 Poet

Elizabeth 1 1533-1603 Queen of England

Caterina van Hemessen 1528-1587 Artist

Louise Labe 1524-1566 Poet

Catherine de Medici 1519-1589 French Queen

Olympia Morata 1526-1555 Humanist scholar

Catherine Parr 1512-1548 English Queen

Mary Tudor 1516-1558 Queen of England

Katharine Zell 1497-1562 German Protestant

Vittorria Colonna 1490-1547 Poet

Life for women in the 16th Century

A short biography of Anne Askew 1521-1546

Famous women from the Middle Ages