Famous English People Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Sep 6, 2015

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Clue Answer % Correct
Female Prime Minister of the UK, 1979-90Margaret Thatcher
98.3%
King responsible for the execution of Anne BoleynHenry VIII
95.5%
Elizabethan playwright called 'The Bard of Avon'William Shakespeare
94.3%
Author of 'On the Origin of Species', 1859Charles Darwin
93.3%
Nurse and statistician known for her pioneering work in the Crimean WarFlorence Nightingale
78.5%
Naval commander, victor of the Battles of the Nile and TrafalgarHoratio Nelson
76.8%
Soldier and Parliamentarian, Lord Protector of England, 1653–58Oliver Cromwell
73.7%
First European in contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian IslandsJames Cook
72.5%
Knighted mariner and circumnavigator nicknamed 'El Draque' by the SpanishFrancis Drake
68.3%
Author of 'Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica', 1687Isaac Newton
63.2%
Architect designer for much of London after The Great Fire in 1666Christopher Wren
51.8%
Field Marshall and commander of all Allied Land Forces D-Day 1944Bernard Law Montgomery
43.1%
Composer of the 'Enigma Variations' and the 'Pomp and Circumstance Marches'Edward Elgar
38.5%
Clue Answer % Correct
Catholic saint and martyr executed in 1535, author of 'Utopia'Thomas More
36.9%
Political activist and leader of the British suffragette movementEmmeline Pankhurst
35.4%
King of Wessex who successfully resisted Viking invaders in the 9th centuryAlfred the Great
34.8%
Engineer who built the Great Western Railway and the SS Great BritainIsambard Kingdom Brunel
34%
First British Prime Minister, 1721-1742Robert Walpole
31.2%
General during the War of the Spanish Succession, victor of the Battles of Blenheim and RamilliesJohn Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
30.8%
Painter of 'Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway ' and 'The Fighting Temeraire'Joseph Turner
30.2%
Inventor of the World Wide WebTimothy Berners-Lee
26.2%
Pioneer of antiseptic surgery who promoted the idea of sterile surgeryJoseph Lister
23.9%
One of the leaders of the movement to abolish the slave tradeWilliam Wilberforce
21.3%
Portrait and landscape painter of 'The Blue Boy' and 'The Harvest Wagon'Thomas Gainsborough
18.3%
Commander of the English forces during the battles against the Spanish ArmadaCharles Howard, Earl of Nottingham
3%

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