Britain's famous characters - Maxicours

Britain's famous characters

Le but de cette fiche est d'évoquer quatre personnages célèbres qui ont marqué leur temps chacun dans leur domaine.
1. Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria was born in 1819 and she died in 1901.

She was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 to 1901.
In 1840 she married Albert who died in 1861.

Her reign was the longest in the history of England.
She had a famous prime minister called Benjamin Disraeli.

She was a symbol of the solidity of the British Empire, showing honesty, patriotism and devotion.

2. Sir Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill was a very important statesman.

He was born in 1874 and died in 1965.

After being elected as a Conservative he switched in 1904 to the Liberal party.

He became Prime minister in 1940.

But he is known for his important and courageous position during World War II.

3. Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is a very famous English novelist.

She was born in 1891 and she died in 1976.

She is known for her mystery stories.
Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are some of her best known characters.

At the end of her life she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

4. The Beatles
It is a famous group of four musicians: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.

They were born in Liverpool.

They were appreciated by many adolescents in the 1960s all over the world.
Their music symbolized rebellion and search for identity.

The group broke up in 1970.

John Lennon was murdered in New York in 1980.

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