The British Empire was once upon a time the largest empire in history and for over a century, was the foremost global power. The expansion of the empire began in late 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I granted patents to explorers to claim newer lands for England. King James I continued her legacy and promoted the extensive expansion of the British Empire. However the British began to lose several of the territories starting from the 18th century and the country went through a political upheaval. During this time, a new kind of British leaders began to emerge; Sir Robert Walpole, a British statesman, became the first person to be considered Britain's Prime Minister. Another of the nation’s Prime Ministers, Charles Grey, a member of the Whig Party, backed significant reform of the British government and is regarded as the first modern Prime Minister. Sir Winston Churchill, one of the most popular leaders of the United Kingdom was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. David Lloyd George, Stanley Baldwin, Margaret Thatcher, and James Callaghan are some others who are regarded as prominent British leaders. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous British leaders.
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria

24 May 1819

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill

30 November 1874

Theresa MayTheresa May

01 October 1956

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher

13 October 1925

Jacob Rees-MoggJacob Rees-Mogg

24 May 1969

Jeremy Bernard CorbynJeremy Corbyn

26 May 1949

David CameronDavid Cameron

09 October 1966

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Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell

25 April 1599

Tony BlairTony Blair

06 May 1953

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden

12 June 1897

Guy FawkesGuy Fawkes

13 April 1570

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold

14 January 1741

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James II Of England James II of England

14 October 1633

Thomas MoreThomas More

07 February 1478

Neville ChamberlainNeville Chamberlain

18 March 1869

Gordon BrownGordon Brown

20 February 1951

Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan

10 February 1894

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Michael PortilloMichael Portillo

26 May 1953

John MajorJohn Major

29 March 1943

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson

11 March 1916

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh

22 January 1554

Clement AttleeClement Attlee

03 January 1883

Thomas PaineThomas Paine

29 January 1737

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Jerry SpringerJerry Springer

13 February 1944

Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV

13 December 1936

Benjamin DisraeliBenjamin Disraeli

21 December 1804

Sadiq KhanSadiq Khan

08 October 1970

David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George

17 January 1863

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Thomas BecketThomas Becket

21 December 1118

John WesleyJohn Wesley

17 June 1703

James CallaghanJames Callaghan

27 March 1912

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell

16 June 1912

Robert PeelRobert Peel

05 February 1788

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William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce

24 August 1759

Tony BennTony Benn

03 April 1925

William Ewart GladstoneWilliam Ewart Gladstone

29 December 1809

Charles George GordonCharles George Gordon

28 January 1833

Annie BesantAnnie Besant

01 October 1847

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Robert WalpoleRobert Walpole

26 August 1676

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Samuel PepysSamuel Pepys

23 February 1633

Stanley BaldwinStanley Baldwin

03 August 1867

Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer

02 July 1489

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H. H. AsquithH. H. Asquith

12 September 1852

James ConnollyJames Connolly

05 June 1868

Ramsay MacDonaldRamsay MacDonald

12 October 1866

Douglas BaderDouglas Bader

21 February 1910

John BunyanJohn Bunyan

28 November 1628

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Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe

29 September 1956

Arthur BalfourArthur Balfour

25 July 1848

John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe

25 February 1752

Chaim WeizmannChaim Weizmann

27 November 1874

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David BlunkettDavid Blunkett

06 June 1947

George FoxGeorge Fox

30 June 1624

James OglethorpeJames Oglethorpe

22 December 1696

Robert WinstonRobert Winston

15 July 1940

Rick RescorlaRick Rescorla

27 May 1939

David TrimbleDavid Trimble

15 October 1944

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Samuel ChaseSamuel Chase

17 April 1741

Matthew HenryMatthew Henry

18 October 1662

George CanningGeorge Canning

11 April 1770

Rab ButlerRab Butler

09 December 1902

John WilkesJohn Wilkes

17 October 1725

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Ernest BevinErnest Bevin

09 March 1881

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten

25 June 1900

Austen ChamberlainAusten Chamberlain

16 October 1863