Thirty people from British history

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Can you name the following people from British history?

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He is known as The Old Pretender
Naturalist who sailed on 'The Beagle' 1831-36
Scot who accidentally discovered penicillin in 1928
Mrs Brown
Arabist and soldier in Arabia during WWI
He built the first iron bridge over the River Severn in 1779
He attempted to blow up Parliament in 1605
19th century soldier and Prime Minister who told a blackmailer 'Publish and be damned'
This 19th century Prime Minister said, 'I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.'
Head of the RAF during the Battle of Britain
He published PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica in 1687
Builder of the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive in 1804
Prime Minister, driving force in the Seven Years War 1756-63
Prime Minister who declared war on Germany in 1939
Much vilified army commander of WWI
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Prime Minister responsible for the Suez Crisis 1956
Scots engineer who improved Newcomen's steam engine
He became known as the 'Hanging Judge' after Monmouth's rebellion in 1685
Prime Minister who said, 'You've never had it so good'.
WWII RAF fighter ace with no legs
Soldier known for his march to Kandahar, given a State Funeral in 1914
He painted 'The Fighting Temaraire'
He composed 'Pomp and Circumstance'
Humanitarian who led the opposition to slavery in Parliament
He set 'Rule Britannia' to music in 1737
The Lady of the Lamp in the Crimean war
After a mutiny he commanded an open boat 3,618 nautical miles to safety in 1789
Engineer who built the SS Great Eastern, SS Great Western and SS Great Britain
He is known as Bonnie Prince Charlie
English adventurer who became Rajah of Sarawak in 1841

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