Throughout history, there have been many British women poets who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female poets such as Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anne Bradstreet.
Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist
George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819, British
Author and Novelist

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830, British
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning
06 March 1806, British
Poet

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 
Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893, British
Writer

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British
Poet
Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier
31 December 1569, British
Poet

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author
Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987, Ghanaian, British
Actress

Rumer GoddenRumer Godden
10 December 1907, British
Author

Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892, British
Writer

Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950, British
Singer-songwriter
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Anne AskewAnne Askew
1521 AD, British
poet

E. NesbitE. Nesbit
15 August 1858, British
Author

Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689, British
Writer
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829, British
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Mary SidneyMary Sidney
27 October 1561, British
Countess
Diana VickersDiana Vickers
30 July 1991, British
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter, Stage actor, Film

Thomas ChattertonThomas Chatterton
20 November 1752, British
Poet

Stevie SmithStevie Smith
20 September 1902, British
Poet, Illustrator, Novelist, Performer, Writer
Renée VivienRenée Vivien
11 June 1877, British
Poet

Mary AstellMary Astell
12 November 1666, British
Writer, Philosopher, Feminist
Radclyffe HallRadclyffe Hall
12 August 1880, British
Poet

Dorothy WordsworthDorothy Wordsworth
25 December 1771, British
Author

Stella GibbonsStella Gibbons
05 January 1902, British
Writer
Hannah MoreHannah More
02 February 1745, British
Writer, Poet, Essayist

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Eleanor FarjeonEleanor Farjeon
13 February 1881, British
Writer
Olivia ManningOlivia Manning
02 March 1908, British
Novelist

Susanna MoodieSusanna Moodie
06 December 1803, Canadian, British
Author

Evelyn UnderhillEvelyn Underhill
06 December 1875, British
Writer

Sylvia Townsend WarnerSylvia Townsend Warner
06 December 1893, British
Novelist
Mary LambMary Lamb
03 December 1764, British
Author
Valerie EliotValerie Eliot
17 August 1926, British
Poet

Felicia HemansFelicia Hemans
25 September 1793, British
Poet

Mina LoyMina Loy
27 December 1882, British, American
Poet

Denise LevertovDenise Levertov
24 October 1923, British, American
Poet
Elizabeth JenningsElizabeth Jennings
18 July 1926, British
Poet

Letitia Elizabeth LandonLetitia Elizabeth Landon
14 August 1802, British
Poet

Charlotte SmithCharlotte Smith
04 May 1749, British
Writer

Harriette WilsonHarriette Wilson
02 February 1786, British
Author

Eliza HaywoodEliza Haywood
1693 AD, British
British author
Vernon LeeVernon Lee
14 October 1856, French, British
Writer

Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld
20 June 1743, British
Poet
Mary WebbMary Webb
25 March 1881, British
Novelist

Kathleen RaineKathleen Raine
14 June 1908, British
Poet

Charlotte MewCharlotte Mew
15 November 1869, British
Poet
U.A. FanthorpeU.A. Fanthorpe
22 July 1929, British
Poet

Sara ColeridgeSara Coleridge
23 December 1802, British
Author
Katherine PhilipsKatherine Philips
01 January 1632, British
Poet

Anna SewardAnna Seward
12 December 1747, British
Writer, Poet, Literary critic

Mary Russell MitfordMary Russell Mitford
16 December 1787, British
Author

Elizabeth CarterElizabeth Carter
16 December 1717, British
Poet

May SinclairMay Sinclair
24 August 1863, British
Writer
Helen Maria WilliamsHelen Maria Williams
1761 AD, British
Novelist

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
01 September 1789, British
Poet, Writer

Frances CornfordFrances Cornford
30 March 1886, British
Poet

Susanna RowsonSusanna Rowson
1762 AD, British, American
Novelist
Charlotte LennoxCharlotte Lennox
1730 AD, British
Author

Alice MeynellAlice Meynell
11 October 1847, British
Writer
Yaltah MenuhinYaltah Menuhin
07 October 1921, British
Musician

Amelia OpieAmelia Opie
12 November 1769, British
Novelist and poet

Adelaide Anne ProcterAdelaide Anne Procter
30 October 1825, British
Writer, Poet
Pamela Hansford JohnsonPamela Hansford Johnson
29 May 1912, British
Novelist

Eliza CookEliza Cook
24 December 1818, British
Journalist, Poet, Editor
Jean IngelowJean Ingelow
17 March 1820, British
Poet

Elaine FeinsteinElaine Feinstein
24 October 1930, British
Poet

Grace AguilarGrace Aguilar
02 June 1816, British
Novelist
Anne RidlerAnne Ridler
30 July 1912, British
Poet

Anna WickhamAnna Wickham
1884 AD, British
Poet
Anne GrantAnne Grant
21 February 1755, British
Poet, Historian

Adela Florence NicolsonAdela Florence Nicolson
09 April 1865, Indian, British
Poet, Author, Writer