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The Wurzels

The Wurzels are a British Scrumpy and Western band. The Somerset-based band is best known for their 1976 number one hit Combine Harvester, and number three hit I Am A Cider Drinker based on the song Una Paloma Blanca. They have lasted over 40 yea ...

                                               

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson was a famous writer. After publishing a famous dictionary, he was given a doctorate, which is why he is often called "Dr Johnson". He wrote some of his own stories, but more often he wrote criticisms about what other people had wri ...

                                               

John Constable

John Constable was an English painter and artist. His family had plenty of money because his father owned a business running corn mills. Constables father wanted his son to take over the business after him, but Constable started painting at an ea ...

                                               

Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough was an 18th-century English portrait and landscape painter. He was born in Sudbury, Suffolk, England. He was the youngest son of John Gainsborough. When he was 13, he surprised his father by how well he drew with the pencil. I ...

                                               

Anne Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk

Anne de Mowbray, Baroness Mowbray was the daughter of John Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk and Elizabeth Talbot. She was born in 1472 in Framlingham Castle, Suffolk, England. She also became Baroness Segrave. When Annes father died in 1476 Anne beca ...

                                               

John Davis (sealer)

John Davis was an American ship captain from New Haven, Connecticut. He is thought to have been the first to land on mainland Antarctica. He is one of four explorers who share this claim. In February 1821 he may have landed a boat at Hughes Bay. ...

                                               

Margot Fonteyn

Dame Margot Fonteyn DBE was an English ballerina. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assolu ...

                                               

Francis Octavius Grenfell

Francis Octavius Grenfell, VC was an English soldier of British Army. He received the Victoria Cross. The cross is the highest award for bravery against the enemy, and can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

                                               

Priscilla Mullins Alden

Priscilla Alden was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620 when it sailed from England to North America. She married John Alden in Plymouth Colony in 1623, and bore him ten or eleven children. The couple founded Duxbury, north of Plymouth. She died ...

                                               

Mary Toft

Mary Toft, also called Mary Tofts, was an English woman from Godalming, Surrey. In 1726 she tricked doctors into believing that she had given birth to rabbits. She became famous, and was taken to London. There she was examined by royal doctors. L ...

                                               

John Alcock (bishop)

John Alcock was an English churchman. He was born at Beverley in Yorkshire, son of Sir William Alcock, Burgess of Kingston upon Hull and educated at Cambridge. In 1461 he was made dean of Westminster, and his subsequent promotion was rapid in bot ...

                                               

Edward "Tug" Wilson

He was born on January 18, 1921 in West Hartepool, Yorkshire in England. His birth name was Edward Bearby Wilson. Tug was a nickname. He attended Constantine College. In 1945 he was a wireless operator at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He ...

                                               

Robert Edwards

Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards was a British scientist who won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in developing in vitro fertilisation. This method is sometimes called making "test tube babies". He began work on his ideas in ...

                                               

Keith Emerson

Keith Noel Emerson was an English keyboardist and composer. Emerson played in a number of bands before he found his first commercial success with P. P. Arnolds backing band the Nice in the late 1960s. Emerson was born in Todmoreden, West Riding o ...

                                               

Titus Salt

Sir Titus Salt, first baronet, was born in Morley near Leeds. He was a manufacturer, politician and a phillanthropist in Bradford, West Yorkshire. His father Daniel Salt was a dry salter and then he decided to become a farmer. His mother died whe ...

                                               

Oliver Smithies

Oliver Smithies was a British-American geneticist and Nobel laureate, He invented gel electrophoresis in 1955, which is now one of the basic techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology. Much later, he worked on the technique of homologous re ...

                                               

Neville Chamberlain

Arthur Neville Chamberlain was a British politician, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1940.

                                               

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury KG GCVO PC FRS was a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was known as Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and as Viscount Cranborne from 1865 until 1868. Salisbury served as Prime Mini ...

                                               

William Hall-Jones

Sir William Hall-Jones, KCMG was the 16th Prime Minister of New Zealand from June 1906 until August 1906. He was the interim Prime Minister after the death of Richard Seddon and the return from overseas of Joseph Ward.

                                               

Denis Healey

Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey CH, MBE, PC was a British Labour politician. He was Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979.

                                               

William Pitt the Younger

William Pitt the Younger was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1782–1783, 1783–1801 and 1804–1806. He was Prime Minister from 1783 to 1801, and again from 1804 unti ...

                                               

David Waddington

David Charles Waddington, Baron Waddington was a British politician. He was a member of the Conservative Party, and a supporter of Margaret Thatcher. Waddington was born in Lancashire". He studied at Hertford College, Oxford and at Grays Inn, whe ...

                                               

William Blackstone

Sir William Blackstone was an English jurist, judge and Tory party politician of the eighteenth century. He is most noted for writing the Commentaries on the Laws of England. Born into a middle-class family in London, Blackstone was educated at C ...

                                               

William Bland

Bland was born in London in 1789. His father, Dr. Robert Bland, was an obstetrician. Bland joined the Royal Navy in 1810 as a surgeon and served on HM sloop Hesper. While in Bombay, India he got into an argument with another officer, Robert Case. ...

                                               

Erskine Hamilton Childers

Erskine Hamilton Childers, was the son of Robert Erskine Childers author of the spy thriller The Riddle of the Sands. He was the fourth President of Ireland from 1973 until his death in 1974, and a TD from 1938 until 1973. Childers was Minister f ...

                                               

Alec Douglas-Home

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, 2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1963 to 1964. He was better known as Alec Douglas-Home. Home was a Member of Parliament and a junior official ...

                                               

George Grenville

George Grenville was Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was a member of the Whig Party. He was one of the few prime ministers who never was given a title of nobility. Grenville was the second son of Richard Grenville and Hester Temple. His older ...

                                               

William Haines (Australian politician)

William Clark Haines was the first Premier of Victoria. He served two terms as premier, the first from 30 November 1855 to 25 August 1856, and a second term from 29 April 1857 to 10 March 1858. Born in London, Haines attended Charterhouse school, ...

                                               

Thomas More

Sir Thomas More or Saint Thomas More, was an English writer, lawyer, and statesman. He held many important jobs including Speaker of the House of Commons, Lord Chancellor and advisor to the King Henry VIII. He also invented the word "utopia", whi ...

                                               

Spencer Perceval

Spencer Perceval was a British statesman and Prime Minister. He is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated. Perceval was the seventh son of John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont by his second wife. His father, a close friend of Fred ...

                                               

Arthur Phillip

Admiral Arthur Phillip RN was a British naval officer. Phillip was made Governor of New South Wales, the first European colony in Australia, which is now the city of Sydney.

                                               

Thomas Ley

Thomas John Ley was an Australian politician. He was convicted of murder in England. He was probably involved in the deaths of three people in Australia.

                                               

Mackenzie Bowell

Bowell was born in Rickinghall, Suffolk, England to John Bowell and Elizabeth Marshall. In 1832 his family moved to Belleville, Ontario. He started work helping the printer at the town newspaper, The Intelligencer. He became printer and editor wi ...

                                               

Herbert Asquith

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith KG PC KC served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. Until 5 January 1988, he had been the longest continuously serving Prime Minister in the 20th century. He ...

                                               

Dan Wheldon

Daniel Clive Wheldon was a British motor racing driver. He was the 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion. He was also the winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011. He was killed at the age of 33, in a 15-car crash at the IZOD Ind ...

                                               

Bobby Robson

Sir Robert William Bobby Robson was an English association footballer and manager. He played almost 600 games and scored over 100 goals. He also played for the England national team. He scored four goals in 20 games for them. Robson managed Fulha ...

                                               

Tom Simpson

Thomas Simpson was an English road racing cyclist who died of exhaustion on the slopes of Mont Ventoux riding the 13th stage of the Tour de France in 1967. The post mortem found that he had taken amphetamines. Added to brandy, the hard climb up M ...

                                               

Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh was born in Basildon. He started his playing career at Southend United in 1988. He was loaned to Tottenham Hotspur in 1990 and signed a contract with the club that same year. During his time at Totteham between 1990 and 2000, Edinburgh ...

                                               

W.G. Grace

W.G. Grace MRCS, LRCP was an English physician and cricketer. Grace, always known as W.G., was one of the greatest players, and was important in the development of the sport. He played first-class cricket for a record-equalling 44 seasons, from 1 ...

                                               

Walter Tull

Walter Daniel John Tull was an English professional footballer. He played as an inside forward for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town. He was the second person of mixed race to play in the top division of the Football League. He was the first ...

                                               

Henry Cooper

Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG KB was an English heavyweight boxer known for the power of his left hook. People called it "Enrys Ammer". He knocked down Muhammad Ali early in Alis career. Cooper held the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight t ...

                                               

Gerry Davey

John Gerald Davey is a former ice hockey player who played in the English National League. He also played for the Great Britain national ice hockey team which won the gold medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics. He is a member of the British Ice Hocke ...

                                               

Jimmy Hill

James William Thomas "Jimmy" Hill OBE was an English football personality. His career has taken in every role in football, including player, union leader, coach, manager, director, chairman, television executive, presenter, analyst and match offi ...

                                               

Ed Whitlock

Ed Whitlock was an English-born Canadian long-distance runner. He is the first person over 70 years old to run a marathon in less than three hours with a time of 2:59:10 in 2003.

                                               

Don Howe

Donald "Don" Howe was an English football player, coach, manager and pundit. He was born in the Springfield area of Wolverhampton.

                                               

John Surtees

John Surtees CBE was a British racing driver on both motorcycles and in Formula One. He was the only person to win the Drivers Championship in both Formula One and in the 500cc Motorcycle Championship, which is the top level in motorcycling racin ...

                                               

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson was an Anglo-American actor and television presenter. Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm in Gosport, Hampshire to an American father and English mother. Dawson married Diana Dors in 1959, they lived in California. The couple had two ...

                                               

Peaches Geldof

She was Paula Yates and Bob Geldofs second daughter. She was born in Westminster. She was raised in Chelsea and Faversham, Kent. She wrote for the UK version of Elle Girl until it stopped being made in October 2005. In September 2007, she modeled ...

                                               

Jimmy Savile

Sir Jimmy Savile OBE, KCSG was an English paedophile, DJ, television presenter, and comedian. A year after his death, he was accused of many counts of child sexual abuse and rape, which he committed from 1963 up to his death.

                                               

Sax Rohmer

Sax Rohmer was Arthur Henry Ward. He was an English novelist born in Birmingham to Irish parents. He is best remembered for his creation of the master criminal Dr Fu Manchu. After ghostwriting the autobiography of Little Tich, a music hall entert ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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