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100 Greatest Britons

In 2002, the BBC produced a TV programme and had asked the British population to vote for those peope they thought were our Greatest Britons. This would not have been my personal choice, but this quiz is based on the opinions and debates that were led to come to these conclusions. Try and name them. Surnames only
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Last updated: April 30, 2024
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King
A
Alfred
Actress
JA
Andrews
King
A
Arthur
Presenter
DA
Attenborough
Author
JA
Austen
Inventor
CB
Babbage
Scout
RB-P
Baden Powell
Aviator
DB
Bader
Inventor
JLB
Baird
Footballer
DB
Beckham
Inventor
AGB
Bell
Politician
AWB
Benn
Inventor
TB-L
Berners-Lee
Politician
AB
Bevan
Prime Minister
TB
Blair
Poet
WB
Blake
Musician
B
Bono
Activist
WB
Booth
Queen
B
Boudicea
Musician
DB
Bowie
Entrepreneur
RB
Branson
Engineer
IKB
Brunel
Actor
RB
Burton
Sportsman
DC
Campbell
Printer
WC
Caxton
Actor
CC
Chaplin
Author
GC
Chaucer
Pilot
LC
Cheshire
Prime Minister
WC
Churchill
Politician
JC
Connolly
Discoverer
JC
Cook
Actor
MC
Crawford
Soldier
OC
Cromwell
Poet
AC
Crowley
Naturalist
CD
Darwin
Princess
D
Diana
Author
CD
Dickens
Discoverer
FD
Drake
King
E
Edward
Composer
EE
Elgar
Queen
E
Elizabeth I
Queen
E
Elizabeth II
Queen
E
Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Physicist
MF
Faraday
Traitor
GF
Fawkes
Chemist
AF
Fleming
Pop Star
BG
Geldof
Singer
BG
George
Prime Minister
DLG
George
Prince
OG
Glyndwr
 
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Musician
GH
Harrison
Inventor
JH
Harrison
Astrophysicist
SH
Hawking
King
H
Henry
King
H
Henry
King
H
Henry
Physician
EJ
Jenner
Soldier
TEL
Lawrence
Musician
JL
Lennon
Explorer
DL
Livingstone
Pop Star
JL
Lydon
Physicist
JCM
Maxwell
Musician
PM
McCartney
Pop Star
FM
Mercury
Soldier
BLM
Montgomery
Author
TM
More
Footballer
BM
Moore
Comedian
EM
Morecambe
Admiral
HN
Nelson
Inventor
IN
Newton
Nurse
FN
Nightingale
Philosopher
TP
Paine
Activist
EP
Pankhurst
Presenter
JP
Peel
Politician
EP
Powell
Explorer
WR
Raleigh
Sportsman
SR
Redgrave
Pop Star
CR
Richard
King
R
Richard
King
RtB
Robert the Bruce
Author
JKR
Rowling
Explorer
RFS
Scott
Explorer
ES
Shackleton
Author
WS
Shakespeare
Inventor
GS
Stephenson
Campaigner
MS
Stopes
Prime Minister
MT
Thatcher
Author
JRRT
Tolkien
Inventor
AT
Turing
Scolar
WT
Tyndale
Soldier
UW
Unknown Warrior
Queen
V
Victoria
Knight
WW
Wallace
Inventor
BW
Wallis
Inventor
JW
Watt
Prime Minister
AW
Wellesley
Religious activist
JW
Wesley
Engineer
FW
Whittle
Politician
WW
Wilberforce
Pop Star
RW
Williams
4 Comments
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Level 78
May 12, 2021
Wilfred Owen was a far far better poet than Aleister Crowley. he deserves to be in your list IMO.
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Level 50
May 14, 2021
Thank you for your comment. This is not my list - this was a list voted for by the great British public - there are several people that I would not have included!
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Level 60
Apr 22, 2024
Maybe put an asterix and caveat for those who aren't actually British, like Bono.

You also need more type-ins (after doing your sitcom and musician quizzes, this is a common issue). "Elizabeth", "Elizabeth Bowes Lyon" and "Queen Mother" were all considered incorrect for the third queen. Boudica wasn't accepted either.

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Level 50
Apr 23, 2024
Thank you for your comments. I am not going to add anything to indicate the nationality of those voted for by the great British public - they are the 100 people that were voted as "Britons". However I have changed the type ins for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, her official title, and added the newer spelling of Boudica.