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Can you name the following people from British history?

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

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