There are a lot threads on arrse regarding how crap Britain's become. This is of course true, but it got me thinking about why Britain use to be so Great and who are our greatest heroes. I was always torn between Winston Churchill and Horatio Nelson. I now think Nelson is the greatest Briton ever. Anyone who loses sight in one eye, loses an arm and dies in battle has got to be one the greatest heroes of any country. The BBC made a documentary in 2002 called "100 Greatest Britons". The result is on wikipedia. Notable people in the top 10 include: 1) Churchill (Achievement: Wartime leader who helped us win the war) 3) Princess Diana (Achievement: Mother of Prince's William & Harry) 8 ) John Lennon (Achievement: In a successful band) 9) Nelson (Achievement: Greatest naval commander ever and died serving his country) These were voted for by the British public. I now concur that the reason Britain is so crap is because there are people in British society who vote for the likes of Diana and John Lennon. Who would you say is the greatest Briton ever?