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QUIZ: Can you name the following people from British history?

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

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