British Kids: Gunpowder Plotter is most recognised figure
SOURCE: History Today (5-27-08)
Guy Fawkes has been named as the most famous Briton in a survey of schoolchildren. The poll of 1,000 UK children was carried out by the London Dungeon and also tested the historical knowledge of the 10-14 year-olds. 97% knew the correct details about the Gunpowder Plotter while 96% were aware of Jack the Ripper, who came second in the poll. Winston Churchill was recognised by 82% of respondents while 67% identified Henry VIII correctly.