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1. Women are few and far between on the list, but we start with Marie Stopes (1880-1958). What did she establish in 1921?
2. If you're playing this quiz, you should be grateful to our next Briton, who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web. Who is he?
3. I presume you've heard of Dr David Livingstone (1813-1873). He is associated with the exploration of which continent?
4. The former Viscount Stansgate is at no. 97 on the list. He is a politician who renounced his title. By what name is he commonly known?
5. Although the next person on our list was a fine actor, he is also remembered for his hellraising ways, and for marrying the same woman twice. Born in Wales in 1925, he shares his name with a famous explorer. What is that name?
6. Sir Barnes Wallis (1887-1979) is famous for his contribution to WWII. He is played by Michael Redgrave in which film?
7. King Edward I (1239-1307) was famous for his military campaigns against the Scots and Welsh, as well as participating in the ninth crusade. However, he gained great popularity towards the end of his reign by his persecution of which group within England?
8. Sir Walter Raleigh was a famous Elizabethan explorer (c. 1552-1618). What was his ultimate fate?
9. JRR Tolkien is best known as the author of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Which of these is NOT one of his works?
10. In what field was James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) best known?
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