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Who was the Puritan lawyer and one of the leading figures in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established 1628?
Which Admiral captured Gibraltar in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Successsion?
Who was Prime Minister 1770–82, most of the American Revolution?
Which Romantic poet drowned in the Gulf of Spezia Italy in 1822?
Who wrote 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' published in six volumes 1776-88?
Which Cardinal was Henry VIII's Chief Minister from 1515 until shortly before his death in 1529?
Who was the instigator of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot?
Whose plot to assassinate Elizabeth I in 1586 led to the execution of Mary Queen of Scots in 1587?
Which artist became the first president of the Royal Academy in 1768?
Which future Prime Minister introduced a police force into London whilst Home Secretary in 1829?
Who was the Duke of Marlborough who won the battles of Blenheim and Ramillies during the War of the Spanish Successsion?
Who married Pocahontas in Virginia 1614?
Who became the first Governor–General of India in 1763?
Who was the weaver and carpenter who invented the 'Spinning Jenny' in 1764?
Who was the Victorian engineer who built the Great Western Railway and a series of steamships such as the SS Great Eastern?
Who created the first practical steam engine around 1710, used for pumping water?
Which engineer built 'The Rocket' steam locomotive in 1829 and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, opened 1830?
Which Victorian artist painted 'The Fighting Temeraire' and 'Rail, Steam and Speed'?
Which potter and abolitionist 1730–95 is credited with the industrialisation of the manufacture of pottery?
Who was the engineer who built a sewer network for London after the 'Great Stink' of 1858?
Who assassinated Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in the House of Commons in 1812?
Which statesman founded the city of Singapore in 1819?
Which naturalist and botanist 1743-1820 was President of the Royal Society for over 41 years?
Which Field Marshal was famous for the relief of Kandahar in 1880 and given a State Funeral in 1914?
Who was captain of HMS Bounty during the mutiny of 1789?
Who was the 17th century author of the hymn 'To Be a Pilgrim' and the book 'The Pilgrim's Progress'?
Which Victorian army officer and explorer discovered and named Lake Victoria in 1858?
Which explorer and linguist 1821–90 travelled to Mecca in disguise in 1853 and translated the ' One Thousand and One Nights'?
Which composer wrote the 'Enigma Variations' and the 'Pomp and Circumstance Marches'?
Which MP and naval administrator 1633-1703 is best remembered for the diaries he kept 1660-69?
Which controversial Romantic poet 1788-1824 fought in the Greek War of Independence?
Which Anglican cleric 1703-91 is credited with founding the Methodist movement?
Which explorer and his team died in 1912 returning from the South Pole?
Who was the 18th century landscape architect nicknamed 'Capability'?
40 editions of which anatomist and surgeons book 'Anatomy' have been published since the first in 1858?
Who was the mathematician 1912-54 instrumental in breaking the German code machine 'Enigma' in WWII?
Beginning in the 1730s who built the first marine chronometers that enabled longitude to be calculated at sea?
Who was the last Viceroy of India (1947) assassinated by the IRA in Ireland 1979?
Who was the artist and pictorial satirist 1697-1764 of works such as 'Gin Lane', 'Beer Street' and 'A Rake's Progress'?
Which Quaker founded the city of Philadelphia in 1682?
Which engineer and mathematician built the first mechanical computer during the 19th century?
Who took nine years compiling 'A Dictionary of the English Language' published 1755?
Which CIC of the parliamentary army in the English Civil War was known as 'Black Tom'?
Which archaeologist discovered the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922?
Which two Prime Ministers, father and son, are known as 'the Elder' and 'the Younger'?
Who was Lord Burghley 1520–98, Chief Minister to Elizabeth I?
Which Prime Minister made Queen Victoria Empress of India in 1876?
Which Admiral and naval administrator designed the ships that helped defeat the Spanish Armada of 1558?
Which RAF engineering officer is credited with independently inventing the turbojet engine in the 1930s?
Which Elizabethan poet was killed in a tavern brawl in 1593?
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