Thirty people from British history

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

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