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People they should teach about in history lessons..........
Jan 20th, 2011 at 10:36pm
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Here's what I've come up with so far (complete with references where possible for others to see why they should / shouldn't be included):

William Scoresby
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Scoresby

Joseph Paxton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Paxton

All people involved in WW2's "Operation Chariot", aka "The raid on St. Nazaire" (apparently the RN Commander in charge of the operation later became a Conservative MP)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Nazaire_Raid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgF0R4dhUqk

Isabella Mary Beeton (aka "Mrs Beeton")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs_Beeton

Samuel Johnson - famous for creating an early Dictionary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Johnson

Izaak Walton - writer of "The Compleat Angler"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaak_Walton

Florence Nightingale
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Law_Montgomery,_1st_Viscount_Montgomery_of_...

Isambard Kingdom Brunel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K00xt_cxbI

Winston Churchill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGmWp7Vvejc

George Stephenson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Stephenson

Adam Smith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_smith

Queen Victoria / Victorian Era
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-erX61eNso (Queen Victoria documentary)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkqJP2H4_II (Victorian Kitchen Garden)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr1oPqKVRpU (what the victorians did for us)

James Cook
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook

King Henry VIII (8th)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII_of_England

Queen Elizabeth I & II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II

Feel free to add your own suggestions, and explainations why.
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