Historical Britons

Many people throughout history define it by their actions, beliefs, and works. Can you name 22 historical people from England?
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Last updated: April 21, 2021
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Creator of Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet and MacBeth
William Shakespeare
Queen during the defeat of the Spanish Armada
Elizabeth I
First person to communicate with people on Hawaii & Australia
James Cook
1st Lord and Protector of England
Oliver Cromwell
WW2 Prime Minister (after Chamberlain)
Winston Churchill
Author of the "Origin of Species"
Charles Darwin
Originator of the laws of classical mechanics and laws of motion
Issac Newton
Famously had 6 wives and founder of the church of England
Henry VIII
Improved the steam engine to be utilized in factories
James Watt
Famously cracked the Enigma machine
Alan Turing
Designer of the Great Western Railway and revolutionized public transportation
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Won the Battle of Trafalgar against Napoleon
Horatio Nelson
Queen of the United Kingdom that had an era named after her
Invented the Telephone
Alexander Graham Bell
Novelist of "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility"
Jane Austen
Founder of modern nursing and humanitarian activist
Florence Nightingale
Famous activist and sung the song "Imagine"
John Lennon
Explorer who made great contribution to the discovery of Antarctica
Ernest Shackleton
First person to translate the bible into English
William Tyndale
Famous archeologist and diplomat who is known for his role in the Arab Revolt in WW1
T. E. Lawrence
"Hammer of the Scots" who turned the longbow into England's most deadly weapon
Edward I
Invented the first programmable mechanical computer
Charles Babbage
Level 77
Apr 21, 2021
Great quiz. Glad to see that you've included Shackleton in there to rub shoulders with the likes of Newton, Darwin and Shakespeare. I hope to visit his grave next year.
Level 78
Dec 12, 2023
please remember britain is not the same thing as england