Thirty people from British history

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

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