Oliver Cromwell, English General and statesman led his armies of the Parliament of England against King Charles I during the English Civil War before ruling the British Isles as Lord protector until his death.
A fascinating documentary made before Diana's death taking a look at her reputation as an international fashion leader and examining the ways in which she used clothes throughout her life to tell her story.
Undoubtedly the most renowned seaman of the Elizabeth Age, Drake was sent by Queen Elizabeth I as a privateer to the America's and knighted for his achievement as the the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.
The Victorian era was one of the most remarkable in British history, seeing huge advances in medicine and education alongside the birth of the Empire. It was also a time when harsh working conditions and desperate poverty blighted the lives of the majority of the people in the country.
Rumours of Royal infidelity didn't begin with Prince Charles: even the Queen and Prince Philip were forced to deny problems early in their marriage. Accusations of marital misbehaviour has dogged the Royal family for generations.
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother: A Woman of Her Century
Elizabeth Bowes Lyon was born in Scotland at the end of the Victorian era. When she died in 2002 aged 102 her remarkable life had spanned the entire twentieth century, and as Queen, mother and Royal great-grandmother she became a cornerstone of the British monarchy.