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Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake VC & Bar (4 April 1874 – 22 June 1953) was a British double recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be ...

1/19/2015 5/27/2016

Pope Adrian IV MP (c.1100 - 1159)

"Breakspeare.Breakspear", "Brakspear"

Pope Adrian IV Born Nicholas Breakspear Only English born Pope Pope Adrian IV Hadrianus IV.PNG Papacy began 4 December 1154 Papacy ended 1 September 1159 Predecessor Anastasius IV Succe...

2/3/2015 2/3/2015

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, ...

4/16/2011 1/17/2015

Sir Hugh Carleton Greene KCMG, OBE (15 November 1910 – 19 February 1987) was a British journalist and television executive. He was the Director-General of the BBC from 1960―1969, and is generally cre...

8/21/2009 1/21/2014

Sir Arthur John Evans MP (1851 - 1941)

Sir Arthur John Evans FRS From Wikipedia: [1] (8 July 1851 – 11 July 1941) was a British archaeologist most famous for unearthing the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete and for develo...

1/12/2012 4/16/2013

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although Shaw's first profitable writing was music and literary critic...

9/7/2008 2/10/2013

Michael Portillo son of LuisGabriel Portillo who had come to Britain as a refugee at the end of the Spanish Civil War, and his mother, Cora Blyth, & brought up in Fife. She met Luis while she was an un...

1/4/2012 2/9/2013

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother MP (1900 - 2002)

"Queen Mum"

=The location of her birth remains uncertain, but reputedly she was born either in her parents' Westminster home at Belgrave Mansions, Grosvenor Gardens, or in a horse-drawn ambulance on the way to a h...

4/1/2007 1/23/2013

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury MP (c.1563 - 1612)

"1st Earl of Salisbury"

2/22/2008 1/23/2013

William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, KG (28 March 1591 – 3 December 1668), known as Viscount Cranborne from 1605 to 1612, was an English peer and politician. Cecil was the son of Robert Cecil, 1st E...

8/6/2007 1/23/2013

Francis Bacon , 1st Viscount St Alban , PC KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as L...

3/1/2008 1/23/2013

Graham Greene MP (1904 - 1991)

Greene, (Henry) Graham (1904–1991), author, was born on 2 October 1904 at St John's, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the fourth of six children of Charles Henry Greene (1865–1942), teacher, and his wife ...

8/21/2009 1/23/2013

Cecil John Rhodes MP (1853 - 1902)

Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) was father of the De Beers Consolidated Mining Company and the British South Africa Company, as well as a major architect of British policy in southern Africa, founder of ...

8/10/2008 1/23/2013