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Can you name the following people from British history?

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

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