I ran across this article, while I am not British opinions know no national boundaries. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/greatbritons.shtml The Top Ten Great Britons 1-Winston Churchill - 456,498 votes (28.1%) 2-Isambard Kingdom Brunel - 398,526 votes (24.6%) 3-Diana, Princess of Wales - 225,584 votes (13.9%) 4-Charles Darwin - 112,496 votes (6.9%) 5-William Shakespeare - 109,919 votes (6.8%) 6-Isaac Newton - 84,628 votes (5.2%) 7-Queen Elizabeth I - 71,928 votes (4.4%) 8-John Lennon - 68,445 votes (4.2%) 9-Horatio Nelson - 49,171 votes (3%) 10-Oliver Cromwell - 45,053 (2.8%) Isambard Kingdom Brunel never heard of him. Diana, Princess of Wales , Please even over here the funeral was on 24/7. I don't get it and I never will. John Lennon while he was great, in the top ten , too high a rating for me. No William for winning The Battle of Hastings or Harold for winning at Stamford Bridge than loosing at Hastings, both remarkable leaders.