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Below are Who Am I questions about British Historical Figures.
Please use them in your Quiz or Trivia Nights free of charge.

I was born on the 12th of February 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire at my family home.

I was the fifth of six children of a wealthy society doctor and financer.

I spent the summer of 1825 as an apprentice doctor, helping my father treat the poor before going to the university of Edinburgh medical school.

I neglected medical studies which led me to go Christ’s College, Cambridge to do a Bachelor of Arts degree.

I married Emma Wedgwood

I studied Paley’s Natural Theology.

In 1831 I began a voyage lasting almost five years

One of the most famous theory of mine is to do with finches

In 1856 I investigated whether eggs and sees could survive travel across seawater to spread species across oceans.

I wrote a famous book which aroused international interest.

My illness however, kept me away from public debates.

Many people find my work controversial because it undermines religions.

I am very famous evolution theorist

I died on the 19th of April 1882 though I’m still famous today

My first name starts with ‘Ch’

My second name begins with ‘in’

My First name is Charles

Who am I?

Charles Darwin


I was born during war time in Liverpool on the 9th of October 1940 to a merchant seaman.

I was named after my paternal grandfather.

I was raised as an Anglican and attended Dovedale Primary School.

My mother bought me my first guitar in 1956.

My mother died in a car accident when I was 17 years old.

I was part of a famous band which evolved from ‘The Quarrymen’ (named after my High school)

I met one of my band mates at the Quarrymen’s second performance, after which I asked him to join the band.

At the age of 18 I wrote my first song which was a UK top hit for almost five years.

I was introduced to drugs whilst in Hamburg, thought to help stimulate overnight performances.

Our Manager from 1962, had a strong influence on our dress code and attitude on stage.

I left the band and decided to release a solo album.

I moved to New York in August 1971

I died on December 1980, I was cremated at Ferncliff cemetery in Harstdale, New York.

Sir Paul McCartney was my band mate when we were together.

Liverpool Airport is named after me.

My first name begins with J

My last name ends with N

My last name is Lennon

Who am I?

John Lennon


I was born on the 25th of April 1599 in Huntingdon.

At the time of my birth, my grandfather was one of the two wealthiest land owners in Huntingdonshire.

I left Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge in 1617 without taking a degree, immediately after the death of my father.

I became a member of parliament for Huntingdon in 1628.

My son was called Richard.

Although I didn’t have much experience, many said I led a superb force of cavalry.

I rose to the rank of lieutenant general of horse in Manchester’s army in 1644.

I convinced the parliament to establish a professional army.

I became army commander and lord lieutenant of Ireland in 1649.

I defeated the supporters of Charles II at Dunbar which effectively ended the civil war.

I ended wars in places such as Portugal and Holland.

In 1658 I was struck by a sudden front of malarial fever.

I died on the 3rd of September 1658 in London.

After the restoration, my body was dug up and hanged.

My first name begins with O

My Last name begins with C

My last name is Cromwell.

Who am I?

Oliver Cromwell


I was born on the 24th of August 1759 in Hull, the son of a wealthy merchant.

In 1767 I attended Hull Grammar School.

I studied at Cambridge University where I made some good friends.

The deaths of my uncle and grandfather in 1776 and 1777 left me quite wealthy.

In 1780 I became a member of parliament for Hull and later represented Yorkshire.

My lifestyle changed when I became an evangelical Christian and joined Clapham sect in 1790.

My faith led me to become interested in social reform, especially the improvement of factory conditions in Britain.

I introduced many anti-slavery motions in the parliament.

I organised the Suppression of Vice in 1802.

I worked with Hannah More to provide children with regular education, personal hygiene and religion.

I campaigned with others to stop the slave trade.

I succeeded in stopping the slave trade.

I retired from politics in 1825.

I died on the 29th of July 1833.

I was good friends with Pitt the Younger all my life.

I am buried near my friend Pitt in Westminster Abbey.

Both my first and second name begin with W

I was the son of Robert Wilberforce

Who am I?

William Wilberforce


I was born on the 9th of February 1737, the son of a Quaker in Norfolk.

I attended Thetford Grammar School at a time when education wasn’t compulsory.

After leaving Grampound, I became a school teacher in London.

In 1772, a twenty one page article called the case of the officers of excise was distributed to the parliament and others.

In 1774, I sold my household possessions to pay off debts.

I separated from my wife Elizabeth and moved to London.

I emigrated from Great Britain arriving in Philadelphia, American in 1774.

The transatlantic voyage made me sick, which took me 6 weeks to recover from.

I became deeply involved in the French Revolution in the 1790s

I wrote ‘Rights of Man’ to defend the French revolution against its critics

In 1793, I was arrested and imprisoned in Paris then released in 1794.

In 1802 I returned back to America.

I was a driving force in the Atlantic Democratic revolution in the 18th century.

I died on June 8 1809.

Only 6 people attended my funeral because people thought I ridiculed Christianity.

My first name ends in S

My Second name is Paine

I was an English author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, and one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Who am I?

Thomas Paine


I was born on the 30th of November in 1874 to an aristocratic family in Oxfordshire.

From the age of two to six I lived in Dublin where I was taught reading, writing and arithmetic. As the rebellious person I was, I didn’t do too well at school.

My father died in 1895 at the young age of 45.

After having left Harrow in 1893, I applied to attend the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, it took me three attempts to pass the entrance exam.

I met my wife in 1903 and got married in 1908. We spent our honeymoon in Eastcote.

I stood for the seat of Oldham in the 1900 general election.

In my first parliamentary session, I opposed the governments military expenditure.

After having being deselected by the seat of Oldham, I won the seat in the 1906 general election for Manchester North West with majority vote.

I was the prime minister of England for most of World War 2

My most famous line was “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"

I am one of the most famous prime minister of England

People usually address me with Sir…

My first name begins with W

My Second name begins with C

My first name is Winston

Who am I?

Sir Winston Churchill