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1. The person we begin with was a poet who had an affair with Caroline Lamb and later came to Greece to support her during her War for Independence. He died of starvation in the besieged city of Missolonghi. Who was he?
2. Next we go to one of the most charismatic Englishmen. That man was British Prime Minister for most of World War II and his actions boosted British morale and contributed in the UK's gallant stand against Hitler. What was his name?
3. Time to talk about some ladies as well. This particular one was a nurse during the Crimean War, known also as "The Lady With the Lamp" because she made rounds of wounded soldiers at night. Her work contributed greatly to making nursing an honorable profession. Who was she?
4. This queen of England was so influential that an entire era is named after her. She is known for raising England's status as a world power above that of Spain, her chief antagonist, and for being the last Tudor monarch. Who was she?
5. Let's focus our attention to gentlemen again. This one was an Oxford professor whose works concerning the fictional world of Middle-Earth led to him being dubbed the "father of high fantasy". Who am I talking about?
6. England is also the homeland of infamous people. We now turn our attention to an unidentified serial killer who roamed the streets of the Whitechapel district in 1888, killing at least five prostitutes between September and November of 1888. How is he better known today?
7. Our next pick is perhaps the most well-known author of detective stories, which center around an eccentric detective who smokes a pipe and wears a deerstalker hat as well as his doctor companion, who serves as his sidekick in investigations. The author is also known for a rather child-like belief in fairies. What was his name?
8. Our next featured Englishman was a director, known as "The Master of Suspense". That director had a British period, as well as an American one. Among his most famous movies is one about a group of aggressive birds which are the perpetrators of several attacks against the people of a Californian town. What was the director's name?
9. In the 1960s, the United States experienced a British invasion, not military, but via music. The chief protagonists were four young men from Liverpool, whose band is one of the most famous bands ever. How were they collectively known as?
10. And we shall close with a philosopher. This Englishman offered a theoretical basis for conservatism with his work "Leviathan". What was his name?
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