11. Queen Elizabeth II
“The upward course of a nation’s history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.”
HRM was the youngest monarch in history when she took to the throne and is now the longest-reigning monarch of all time. Having seen 13 Prime Ministers come and go since her 1952 coronation, Queen Elizabeth II is highly respected due in some part to her astonishing status as the world’s oldest ruling monarch.
Queen Elizabeth II has become a mainstay of British culture and will remain a hallmark of history.