Talk:Gallery of British Heroes
Currently a mixture of political figures, scientists & writers. Also heavily limited by how few of these we have pictures of (& me without upload rights). If anybody (with upload rights) wants to help add to this, these two lists make a good starting point. The most important ones we're currently missing pictures of are Henry V, Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, and John Lennon &/or Paul McCartney. - Sideways 19:37, 18 December 2008 (EST)
- What about people like Montgomery? Baden Powell? Conan Doyle? Lewis Carroll? Also, if John and Paul are there, should George and Ringo not be there too? --KotomiTohayougozaimasu 16:59, 21 December 2008 (EST)
It is pretty interesting that King Arthur is on the list, there are no direct evidences to suggest he was really exist. He probably is just a myth. For Diana, I don't know if she has made any achievements that can be called a hero. She is just popular, but you can't call someone a hero just because she is popular. Her style of personal life also will not make Conservatives feel very comfortable.
For Steven Hawking, since this website is described as a Christian website. These heroes also will be called heroes for Conservatives .But Steven Hawking is atheist, he openly said there is no God. Although he can be called a hero on his personal life.
Also, I think you should add Alfred the great as a British hero; He successfully defended England from Vikings and protected the churches there. He is the only British monarchy being called “the great”. Richard the Lionheart also should be here since he greatly fought for Christians and thousands of pilgrims can travel to Jerusalem safely since he forced Saladin to accept his agreement. Although as a king, he didn’t stay at England too much. Edmund Burke also should here since he is a Conservative hero. --Conservativedreams 23:43, 25 October 2012 (EDT)
- Alfred's already there (no.2) In 30 seconds I came up with: St. Dunstan, Bede, Stephen Langton, Chaucer, Donne, William Byrd, Hennry Purcell, RVW, Ben Britten, Isaac Watt, John Watt, W.G.Grace, James Cook, the Wesley brothers, and (because I'm silly and of an age,) Judi Dench. AlanE 01:04, 26 October 2012 (EDT)
James Watt and James Cook are good choices.--Conservativedreams 09:15, 26 October 2012 (EDT)
- I would agree that Steven Hawkings should be removed. Oliver Cromwell, should be added. --JohnJustice 11:32, 26 October 2012 (EDT)
- I also agree with removing Hawkings and adding Cromwell.--Andy Schlafly 11:46, 26 October 2012 (EDT)
- William Wilberforce. And there should be mention of "The Few" who were heroes in every sense of the word.AlanE 15:56, 26 October 2012 (EDT)
- Massacring Irish people does not automatically make you a hero ;P Cmurphynz 06:06, 2 November 2012 (EDT)
On a somewhat more serious note, is Tolkien a hero? He was certainly a great writer, but is that enough to qualify? Cmurphynz 06:08, 2 November 2012 (EDT)
- St. Dunstan - can someone put him on please. The only reason he isn't is because of ignorance. We speak English because of him! AlanE 04:05, 21 November 2012 (EST)