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The 10 Greatest Britons

Lennon made the cut, but McCartney did not. Queen Elizabeth I is there — but not Queen Elizabeth II.

The British Broadcasting Corp. on Saturday released a list of the 10 greatest Britons in history, based more than 30,000 votes by members of the public.

The list, whittled down from a Top 100 released in August, includes Princess Diana — but not her husband, Prince Charles — and wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Also on the list are playwright William Shakespeare, scientists Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, naval hero Horatio Nelson and Oliver Cromwell, leader of England's 17th-century revolution.

Murdered Beatle John Lennon makes the Top 10, but not bandmates Paul McCartney or George Harrison, who were both among the 100 finalists.

The British Broadcasting Corp. will profile the 10 figures in a television series entitled "Great Britons," with viewers voting to choose a winner.

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