In your opinion, who are the greatest Britons?

Which individuals do you think are Greatest Briton/s?

  • Winston Churchill

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • Princess Diana

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • William Shakespeare

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • Charles Darwin

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sir Isaac Newton

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Queen Elizabeth I of England

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • King Henry V of England

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sean Connery

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Captain James Cook

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • J.K. Rowling

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • King Richard I of England (Richard the Lionheart)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • J.R.R. Tolkien

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • King Arthur, semi-mythical Celtic monarch

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Margaret Thatcher

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Queen Victoria

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Thomas Paine

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Charles Dickens

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • T. E. Lawrence

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Florence Nightingale

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    10
It was a tough choice, but i decided to go with J.R.R Tolkien purely because i've grown up with his incredible work to some degree. Although he was part German i believe, still a Briton though.
I would otherwise have voted for Winston Churchill or (had he been included) King Alfred the Great as Chris above mentions - both are iconic figures that played a pivotal role in defending their nation (or notion of nation, in regard to King Alfred). In both cases, i think history would have been very different if either had failed as Chris rightly points out.
All have done a service, but i think without many of those in the political sphere, the artists and others we know and love may not have had a chance.

Kind Regards,
Sam Jackson
 
There have been a lot of outstanding Britons through the years. However I go for James Simpson and John Snow for their pioneering work with anaesthetic. After all who wants to go for an operation without that? Also Sir David Henderson for the Royal Air Force.
 
Not sure I understand the logic behind equating Britons - that is, Insular Celts - with Englishmen.
 
How the he11 did Boy George get on that list?

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that is what I would like to know too. He isnt great at all.... In fact, I dont know WTF he is!!! (LOL)



anyway, I wanted to choose King Henry the VIII, but he wasn't listed in the voting poll.

and one poster mentioned Alfred the Great.......also very good choice, IMO.

I vote for Johnny Rotten!
 

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