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Greatest Briton?

Postby Liam OSM » Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:46 am

John, Paul and George have all appeared in a shortlist of 100 of the Greatest Britons recently published. The list is not in any kind of rank order, that will be happening in October. But, in alphabetical order, here's the list of the 100 greatest Britons:

Alfred The Great
Julie Andrews
King Arthur
Sir David Attenborough
Jane Austen
Charles Babbage
Lord Baden Powell
Sir Douglas Bader
David Beckham
Alexander Graham Bell
Tony Benn
Dr Tim Berners Lee
Aneurin Bevan
Tony Blair (!!!!!)
William Blake
William Booth
Boudicca
David Bowie
Sir Richard Branson
Robert Bruce
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Richard Burton
Donald Campbell
William Caxton
Charlie Chaplin
Geoffrey Chaucer
Sir Leonard Cheshire
Sir Winston Churchill
Dr James Connelly
Captain James Cook
Michael Crawford
Oliver Cromwell
Aleister Crowley
Charles Darwin
Princess Diana
Charles Dickens
Sir Francis Drake
King Edward I
Sir Edward Elgar
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen Mother
Michael Faraday
Guy Fawkes
Alexander Fleming
Sir Bob Geldof
Owain Glyndwr
George Harrison
John Harrison
Stephen Hawking
King Henry II
King Henry V
King Henry VIII
Paul Hewson (Bono)
Edward Jenner
Lawrence Of Arabia
John Lennon
Dr David Livingstone
David Lloyd George
John Logie Baird
John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)
James Clerk Maxwell
Sir Paul McCartney
Freddie Mercury
Field Marshal Montgomery
Sir Bobby Moore
Thomas More
Eric Morecambe
Lord Horatio Nelson
Sir Isaan Newton
Florence Nightingale
George O'Dowd (Boy George)
Thomas Paine
Emmeline Pankhurst
John Peel
Enoch Powell
Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Steve Redgrave
King Richard III
Sir Cliff Richard
JK Rowling
Captain Robert Scott
Sir Ernest Shackleton
William Shakespeare
George Stephenson
Marie Stopes
Baroness Thatcher
William Tindale
JRR Tolkien
Alan Turing
Queen Victoria
William Wallace
Dr Barnes Wallis
James Watt
Duke Of Wellington
John Wesley
Sir Frank Whittle
William Wilberforce
Robbie Williams
The Unknown Soldier (!)

And there you have it!

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Greatest Briton?

Postby Liam OSM » Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:46 am

John, Paul and George have all appeared in a shortlist of 100 of the Greatest Britons recently published. The list is not in any kind of rank order, that will be happening in October. But, in alphabetical order, here's the list of the 100 greatest Britons:

Alfred The Great
Julie Andrews
King Arthur
Sir David Attenborough
Jane Austen
Charles Babbage
Lord Baden Powell
Sir Douglas Bader
David Beckham
Alexander Graham Bell
Tony Benn
Dr Tim Berners Lee
Aneurin Bevan
Tony Blair (!!!!!)
William Blake
William Booth
Boudicca
David Bowie
Sir Richard Branson
Robert Bruce
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Richard Burton
Donald Campbell
William Caxton
Charlie Chaplin
Geoffrey Chaucer
Sir Leonard Cheshire
Sir Winston Churchill
Dr James Connelly
Captain James Cook
Michael Crawford
Oliver Cromwell
Aleister Crowley
Charles Darwin
Princess Diana
Charles Dickens
Sir Francis Drake
King Edward I
Sir Edward Elgar
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen Mother
Michael Faraday
Guy Fawkes
Alexander Fleming
Sir Bob Geldof
Owain Glyndwr
George Harrison
John Harrison
Stephen Hawking
King Henry II
King Henry V
King Henry VIII
Paul Hewson (Bono)
Edward Jenner
Lawrence Of Arabia
John Lennon
Dr David Livingstone
David Lloyd George
John Logie Baird
John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)
James Clerk Maxwell
Sir Paul McCartney
Freddie Mercury
Field Marshal Montgomery
Sir Bobby Moore
Thomas More
Eric Morecambe
Lord Horatio Nelson
Sir Isaan Newton
Florence Nightingale
George O'Dowd (Boy George)
Thomas Paine
Emmeline Pankhurst
John Peel
Enoch Powell
Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Steve Redgrave
King Richard III
Sir Cliff Richard
JK Rowling
Captain Robert Scott
Sir Ernest Shackleton
William Shakespeare
George Stephenson
Marie Stopes
Baroness Thatcher
William Tindale
JRR Tolkien
Alan Turing
Queen Victoria
William Wallace
Dr Barnes Wallis
James Watt
Duke Of Wellington
John Wesley
Sir Frank Whittle
William Wilberforce
Robbie Williams
The Unknown Soldier (!)

And there you have it!

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Postby dsnito » Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:52 am

I miss Alec Guiness, John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, great British actors on that list!!!

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Postby scrodfish256 » Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:54 am

johnny rotten?! Robby williams?! OK then.
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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:55 am

Yeah, there's not all that many TV celebs on there. Which is a good thing, if you think about it. It shows that the voters have a good sense of culture and history - there's a wide range of fields in those candidates - musicians, writers, scientists, inventors, politicians, royalty, sportsmen, mythological heroes, military leaders . . . there's a lot.

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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:57 am

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johnny rotten?! Robby williams?! OK then.


Well, Johnny Rotten was probably voted on there because of the influence the Sex Pistols had. As for Robbie, well, he is certainly a good singer, with some admirable songs to his name, but probably got on there from kids voting. It could have been worse - it could have been a LOT worse. Think about it that way. The list is actually pretty good, if you think about it, and there's not all that many howlers on there, really . . .

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Postby dsnito » Thu Aug 22, 2002 11:01 am

I'd add Jimmy Page too!!

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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Aug 22, 2002 11:10 am

I might have included Gordon Sumner and Reginald Dwight in the list, but hey - there's so many to choose from, you can't expect to have all of them in the final 100!

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Postby dsnito » Thu Aug 22, 2002 11:14 am

Yeah, can't forget "Reggie" !!!

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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Aug 22, 2002 11:15 am

Damn right! Sting and Elton John are two of my favourite musicians!

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