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He was in command of the English forces during the Spanish Armada 1588
He invented a bouncing bomb used by 'The Dambusters' in 1943
He led Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava in 1854
This man published his treatise on the circulation of the blood in 1628
This man is widely credited as the pioneer of smallpox vaccine in 1796 and is sometimes referred to as the 'Father of Immunology'
This man was the first Governor-General of India from 1773-85
This General won the Battle of Plassey in India in 1757
He founded Methodism in the mid-18th century
This imperialist made a fortune in diamonds in South Africa and had a country named after him
He is considered by many to be the inventor of radar
This Prime Minister was assassinated in 1812
This man (1343-1400) wrote 'The Canterbury Tales'
This man translated the Bible into English in the early 16th century
He led a rebellion of the men of Kent in 1450
General killed at Khartoum 1885
He is the only man to be Prime Minister four seperate times
This Home Secretary and future Prime Minister founded the Metropolitan Police Force in 1829
Irishman who attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671
He rebelled in 1554 against Mary I Tudor's marriage to Philip of Spain
Prime Minister known as 'the fat old squire of Norfolk'
He introduced a printing press into England in 1476
He led the Peasants Revolt of 1381
He designed the famous Spitfire fighter aeroplane
Early 18th century engraver known for 'The Rake's Progress' and 'Gin Lane' etc
This man spent decades in the 18th century inventing a watch that enabled longitude to be calculated
Scottish inventor of the world's first practical, publicly demonstrated television system
This physicist carried out pioneering work in the field of electricity in the 19th century
This man is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer in the 19th century
This sailor, famous under the Tudors, was imprisoned from 1603 to 1616 and executed in 1618
He founded the Salvation Army in the 19th century

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