George! is used to express surprise, mixed with admiration.
may be surprised just how many famous Georges there are, and you may (or may
not) be filled with admiration at their exploits.
many of these Georges are you able to identify from the clues given below?
the Irish dramatist, essayist and critic whose "Drama of Ideas"
had an electrifying impact on 20th Century theatre.
on 13 February 1934 in New York City, who was the American actor nominated for
an Academy Award for his performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia
was the Welsh judge and Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench from 1683,
known as the "Hanging Judge" for his harshness?
1929-30 at Georgetown when the West Indies gained their first cricket Test win
over England, who was the West Indian batsman who scored a century in both
prominent Quaker, who was the British businessman and social reformer who,
with his brother Richard, was part-owner of the cocoa and chocolate firm that
bears his name?
in January 1999, won a public apology and substantial undisclosed damages from
Random House and author Jonathon Green, who claimed in his book "All
Dressed Up: The Sixties and The Counter Culture", that he demanded
sexual favours from a woman in return for a donation to charity?
the Scottish Protestant preacher, schoolmaster and martyr, who fled to England
and the continent of Europe in 1538, having been charged with heresy for
teaching the Greek New Testament?
English politician and soldier, who, during the English Civil War, initially
fought for the Royalists before being captured by Parliamentarians in 1644,
and upon his release in 1646, changed sides and in 1652 completed the
suppression of the Royalists in Scotland?
was the British diplomat and spy for the Soviet Union who, having been
sentenced to forty two years in prison in May 1961, escaped from Wormwood
Scrubs prison in October 1966?
the U.S. admiral whose victory over the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay on 1st May
1898 was not only decisive for the outcome of the Spanish-American war but
also for the future of American imperialism in the Pacific.
together with his third wife, Tammy Wynette, as the "King and Queen of
Country Music", who won a Grammy in 1980 for the song "He Stopped
Loving Her Today"?
Who was the English
engraver and printer who invented a process of colour printing that made
reproductions of paintings available on a mass scale?
British Foreign Secretary in 1807, who ordered the destruction of the Danish
fleet at the second battle of Copenhagen to prevent it falling into Napoleon's
is the title of the play, written by Frank Marcus, which tells of an aging
lesbian actress sacked from a long-running soap opera and who finds her life
collapsing around her?
the English labour leader who was General Secretary of the Trades Union
Congress from 1960-69.
was the British statesman who was Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905?
English poet's first published work, a collection of verse and prose, was
called "A Hundreth sundrie Flowres" (1573)
as the "The Prime Minister of Mirth", which English music-hall
comedian was knighted in 1954?
of William Pitt the Elder, who was British Prime Minister from 1763 to 1765?
on 22 May 1946, who was the Irish soccer player whose clubs included
Manchester United, Fulham, Hibernian, and Tampa Bay Rowdies?
was the English landscape and animal painter, whose first oil painting "A
Hovel with Asses" was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1781?
the English actress whose film credits include "Straw Dogs" (1971),
"Spring and Port Wine" (1970) and "Mandingo" (1975).
son of an investment banker and US senator from Connecticut, who was the 41st
president of the United States?
was the British publisher of the first edition of "The Directory of
Born in 1847, the son of a
law reporter and entertainer, who, with his brother, Weedon, wrote "The
Diary of a Nobody"?
Dutch pop group had a top twenty hit in America in 1969 with the song "Little
Who was the actor, born 3
July 1906 in St Petersburg, Russia, who once said "I was beastly but I
was never coarse. I was a high-class sort of cad"?
the writer, born Eric Blair in India in 1903, who, from 1922 to 1928, served
in Burma in the Indian Imperial Police.
poet, in his "Outlandish Proverbs" (1640) wrote "Love
and a cough cannot be hid"?
in London in 1909 of Greek parentage, who was the musician who, during the
Second World War, became Musical Director of the Army Radio Unit and later
formed and conducted the British Band of the Allied Expeditionary Force?
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