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Sir Roger Bannister?
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a runner


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Flashcard 149664704

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Sir Jackie Stewart?
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formula 1 driver


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Flashcard 149664715

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Sir Ian Botham?
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cricket captain


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Flashcard 149664726

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Jayne Torvill?
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ice dancer


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Flashcard 149664737

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Christopher Dean?
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ice dancer


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Flashcard 149664748

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Dame Ellen MacArthur?
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yachtswoman


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Flashcard 149664759

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Bobby Moore?
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football captain


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Flashcard 149664770

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Sir Steve Redgrave?
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rower


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Flashcard 149664781

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson?
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paralympian


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Flashcard 149664792

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Dame Kelly Holmes?
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runner


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Flashcard 149664803

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Sir Chris Hoy?
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cyclist


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Flashcard 149664814

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David Weir?
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paralympian


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Flashcard 149664825

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Sir Bradley Wiggins?
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cyclist


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Flashcard 149664836

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Mo Farah?
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runner


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Flashcard 149664847

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Jessica Ennis?
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athlete


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Flashcard 149676172

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#sportsmen
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In 2012, he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France. He has won seven Olympic medals, including gold medals in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins


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Flashcard 149676183

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The first person to sail single-handed around the world passing the Cape of Good Hope (Africa) and Cape Horn (South America), in 1966/67?

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Sir Francis Chichester


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Flashcard 149676194

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[…] sailed single-handed around the world passing the Cape of Good Hope (Africa) and Cape Horn (South America), in 1969?

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston


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Flashcard 149676205

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#sailing
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Many sailing events are held throughout the UK, the most famous of which is at [...] on the [...].


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Cowes on the Isle of Wight.


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Flashcard 149676216

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#rowing
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Rowing is also popular, both as a leisure activity and as a competitive sport.
There is a popular yearly race on the Thames between [...] and [...]Universities

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Oxford and Cambridge Universities.


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Flashcard 149676227

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#musicians
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Henry Purcell, 17-century organist at Westminster Abbey known for
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Church music, opears and other pieces


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Flashcard 149676238

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George Frederick Handel (18th century) composer for Kings George I and George II known for
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'Music for the Royal Fireworks' and
Oratorio 'Messiah' performed during Easter


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Flashcard 149676249

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Gustav Holst (20th century) known for
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'The Planets' and 'Jupiter'


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Flashcard 149676260

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Sir Edward Elgar (19-20 century), best-known for

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Pomp and Circumstance Marches, March No 1 'Land of Hope and Glory'


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Flashcard 149676271

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Ralph Vaughan Williams (19-20 century) wrote music for orchestras and choirs. He was strongly influenced by [...]
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English folk music.


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Flashcard 149676282

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Sir William Walton (20th-century) wrote a wide range of music, from film scores to opera. He wrote marches for the coronations of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II but his best-known works are probably [...] and [...]

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Façade, which became a ballet, and Belshazzar’s Feast, which is intended to be sung by a large choir.


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Flashcard 149676293

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Benjamin Britten (20th-century) is best known for his operas, which include Peter Grimes and Billy Budd.
He also wrote A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

He founded the [...] festival in Suffolk, which continues to be a popular music event of international importance.

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Aldeburg


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Flashcard 149676308

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#festivals #music
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Famous festivals include [...], [...] and [...].

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Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight Festival and the V Festival.


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Flashcard 149676319

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#festivals #music
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The [...] is an annual cultural festival which includes music, dance, art and original performances largely in Welsh. It includes a number of important competitions for Welsh poetry.

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National Eisteddfod of Wales


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Flashcard 149676330

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The [...] is awarded each September for the best album from the UK and Ireland.

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Mercury Music Prize


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Flashcard 149676341

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The [...] is an annual event that gives awards in a range of categories, such as best British group and best British solo artist.

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Brit Awards


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