Anna-Marie Crowhurst

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    This female gaming pioneer was so successful she retired at 35

    Carol Shaw paved the way for women in gaming

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    England’s first female barrister was a tireless advocate for women’s rights

    This week’s Forgotten Woman is Helena Normanton, the first woman to practise at the bar in England and a champion of gender equality.

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    The incredible true story of the first woman to fly solo around the world

    More than 50 years ago, Jerrie Mock made history by taking to the skies in a plane called Charlie. And she never looked back.

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  • Visible Women

    Remembering Christina Jenkins, the woman who invented the weave

    “It’s no overstatement to say Christina Jenkins changed women’s lives forever”

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    The true story of Daphne Oram, the mother of modern electronic music

    Born in Wiltshire in 1925, she went on to change the sound of music forever.

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    The true story of Christine de Pisan, the French writer who pushed for equality

    This week’s Forgotten Woman is Christine de Pisan, who was the first writer to call out a male author's sexism.

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  • Visible Women

    The true story of the modernist architect who made a point of only hiring women

    This week’s Forgotten Woman is Jane Drew, who designed some of Britain’s most notable buildings.

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    The true story of Alice Guy-Blaché, the world’s first female filmmaker

    The modern movie industry is directly descended from Guy-Blaché, the first person ever to direct a fictional film.

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  • Visible Women

    The true story of the Irish rebel who became our first female MP

    Revolutionary, countess and politician: Constance Markievicz is this week’s Forgotten Woman.

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    The true story of Katherine Dunham, the woman who made black dance mainstream

    The choreographer, anthropologist and activist revolutionised dance by incorporating Afro-Caribbean rhythms and movements.

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