C S Lewis (1898 . 1963)
Characterised as a lay theologian, novelist, critic and academic, C S Lewis is probably best known for The Chronicles of Narnia.
Captain James Cook (1728 . 1779)
This famous explorer was renowned for having played an integral part in the discovery of Australia, New Zealand and the islands of Hawaii.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 . 1965)
Having occupied the position of British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955, Sir Winston Churchill was a respected, and somewhat humorous, statesman and orator. He is known for his sharp, witty repertoire with those who may or may not have been very receptive to his humour. He also wrote several books that described the war campaigns with which he was involved.
J R R Tolkien (1892 . 1973)
This writer, poet and professor is best known for his outstanding literary works, namely Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. These remain popular favourites amongst young and old readers alike.
Charles Dickens (1812 . 1870)
Dickens was an acclaimed author, famous for tackling issues of social reform in his many works. His writings remain the subject of debate in schools and universities around the world. Some of his best known pieces include The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, and David Copperfield.