History Quiz / Famous English People

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Can you name the famous English people?

Quiz Updated Sep 6, 2015

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King responsible for the execution of Anne Boleyn
Female Prime Minister of the UK, 1979-90
Elizabethan playwright called 'The Bard of Avon'
Author of 'Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica', 1687
Author of 'On the Origin of Species', 1859
Naval commander, victor of the Battles of the Nile and Trafalgar
Soldier and Parliamentarian, Lord Protector of England, 1653–58
First European in contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands
King of Wessex who successfully resisted Viking invaders in the 9th century
Architect designer for much of London after The Great Fire in 1666
Nurse and statistician known for her pioneering work in the Crimean War
Inventor of the World Wide Web
First British Prime Minister, 1721-1742
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Knighted mariner and circumnavigator nicknamed 'El Draque' by the Spanish
Composer of the 'Enigma Variations' and the 'Pomp and Circumstance Marches'
Political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement
Painter of 'Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway ' and 'The Fighting Temeraire'
Engineer who built the Great Western Railway and the SS Great Britain
Field Marshall and commander of all Allied Land Forces D-Day 1944
Pioneer of antiseptic surgery who promoted the idea of sterile surgery
Portrait and landscape painter of 'The Blue Boy' and 'The Harvest Wagon'
One of the leaders of the movement to abolish the slave trade
Catholic saint and martyr executed in 1535, author of 'Utopia'
General during the War of the Spanish Succession, victor of the Battles of Blenheim and Ramillies
Commander of the English forces during the battles against the Spanish Armada

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