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Britain Unlimited covers the lives and history of 250 of Great Britain's most famous people.

It tells you who they were, what they did and where they went in a chronological biography so that you too can follow in their footsteps for research or purely for pleasure.

Select information from one of the two menus below for details of the person you wish to find or just visit the Full List of 250.

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On Britain Unlimited you'll find museums dedicated to their memory, places they lived in or visited and examples of the works they achieved. You'll find lists of the books they wrote and the pictures they painted. In fact everything you need to know to get a flavour of the people that made Britain great. This site is dedicated to individual people so you will not find Kings and Queens here. There is a wealth of material elsewhere on the Internet to cover this subject, however visit the timeline if you want to relate a person to a particular reign.

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Who are the top ten most popular British characters with our readers over the years?

Grace Darling kept her top spot in 2013 once again for the largest amount of people looking at her page during the year. New entrants into the top ten were Ben Nicholson and Robert Clive of India.

The lists below are taken from Britain Unlimited's website hits.

2013

1. Grace Darling
2. William Wordsworth
3. William Wallace
4. George Cadbury
5. Richard Arkwright
6. Robert Clive
7. Ben Nicholson
8. Florence Nightingale
9. Robin Hood
10. John Donne

2012

1. Grace Darling
2. William Shakespeare
3. George Cadbury
4. John Donne
5. William Wordsworth
6. Christopher Wren
7. Bonnie Prince Charlie
8. Richard Arkwright
9. William Wallace
10. Florence Nightingale

2011

1. Grace Darling
2. Christopher Wren
3. William Wallace
4. William Shakespeare
5. Henry Moore
6. John Donne
7. George Cadbury
8. William Wordsworth
9. Florence Nightingale
10. Edward Burra

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