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A pioneer of women's education in the early 20th century

Leader of the Free French in the Second World War, becoming President of France

A nonconformist minister and innovative engineer

Parliamentarian, orator and author, one of the most illustrious men of the 18th century

Bicycle and motor manufacturer of the early 20th Century who founded Morris Motors and later became a benefactor to medicine and education

Famous poisoner, hung for the murder of her father

Colourful aristocrat who owned the West Wycombe Estate and founded the Hellfire Club

Agricultural pioneer who devised and constructed the horse-drawn seed drill

Banker, statesman and enlightened landowner

Quaker author and preacher, statesman and founder of Pennsylvania

Eldest son of Edward III, an exceptional military leader, but never became King.

Member of the family which founded W H Smiths newsagents who had an influential political career

Naval explorer who charted many parts of the Pacific and Atlantic

King of Albania

An engineer and inventor, who made the first flight across the English Channel.

Marshall of the Royal Air Force and wartime Chief of Bomber Command.

Founder of the De Havilland Aircraft Company

Founder of the famous Liberty store on London’s Regent Street.

Famous Parliamentarian who opposed Charles I's Ship Tax

Noted aviator of the 1930s, first woman to make a solo flight from England to Australia in a single engine biplane.

18th century aristocratic entrepreneur, the driving force behind the creation of England’s canal system

Political campaigner and inventor of a waterproof torch

Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer

This larger-than-life Tudor king visited the Chilterns often

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