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1. These notorious criminals committed a series of murders in order to supply corpses for medical dissection in Edinburgh.
2. The daughter of a Northumberland lighthouse keeper, this brave girl assisted her father in carrying out a daring rescue at sea in 1838.
3. A pioneer of Rights for Women, this young woman died by throwing herself under the King's horse at the Epsom Derby in 1913.
4. This Irish adventurer, in 1671, audaciously tried to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
5. Known as 'Blind Jack of Knaresborough,' this man was blind from childhood, but had numerous jobs and became a noted road-builder in the north of England.
6. The first known Christian martyr in Britain, this man lived in the Roman town of Verulamium, which subsequently came to bear his name.
7. This notable dandy and friend of the Prince Regent (later George IV), famously fell out with the prince by saying to a mutual acquaintance, "Who's your fat friend", when referring to the prince. Who was it?
8. This swashbuckling English sea captain and victor of battles against the French, became the subject of many ballads and inn signs up and down the land.
9. This notable English lady was married four times and used her wealth to build great mansions, one of which housed Mary Queen of Scots during her detention.
10. Born Mary Robinson, this young daughter of a Lakeland innkeeper was courted by an imposter called John Hatfield who was hanged for his crimes. She became known by what title?
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