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Adam and Eve
Noah (b 2948BC, d 1998BC)
Abraham (originally called Abram) (b 1812BC, d 1637BC)
Julius Caesar, Dictator of Rome (b 13.07.100BC, d 15.03.44BC)
Joshua (Yeshua) of Nazareth, Jesus Christ (b c4BCE, d 30/33CE)
Woden (or Odin or Bodo or Wotan), King of Saxons (b 215, d 300)
Charlemagne, King of the Franks, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (b 02.04.742, d 28.01.814)
Alfred 'the Great', King of England (d 899)
Hugh Capet, King of France (b 941, d 24.10.966)
Brian Boru, King of Ireland (b c926, d 23.04.1014)
William I 'the Conqueror', Duke of Normandy, King of England (b 1027, d 07.09.1087)
Somerled, King of the Northern Isles (b c1113, d Renfrew 1164)
Llywelyn 'the Great', Prince of Wales (b 1173, d 11.04.1240)
Edward Plantagenet, 'Longshanks', King Edward I of England (b 17.06.1239, d 08.07.1307)
Robert 'the' Bruce, King Robert I of Scots (b 11.07.1274, d 07.06.1329)
Henry Tudor, King Henry VIII of England (b 28.06.1491, d 28.01.1547)
James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland, James I of England and Ireland (b 19.06.1566, d 27.03.1625)
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector, Head of the Commonwealth (b 25.04.1599, d 03.09.1658)
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (b 24.06.1650, d 16.06.1722, Captain General)
George Washington, 1st President of the USA (b 22.02.1732, d 14.12.1799)
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (b 29.04.1769, d 14.09.1852, Prime Minister, Field Marshal)
Charles Darwin (b 12.02.1809, d 19.04.1882, naturalist, author)
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, Prime Minister (b 30.11.1874, d 24.01.1965)

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William the Conqueror himself is in Group A above. There are many others who have been described as "companions of the Conqueror" but the following appear to be viewed as the inner circle of leadership. This will be updated in due course to be (more) consistent with the information given in an excellent book 'The Conqueror and His Companions', published in 1874 by J.R. Planché, Somerset Herald, which is reported in full on

1 Robert de Beaumont, later Count of Meulan and Earl of Leicester
2 Eustache, Count of Boulogne and Lens
3 William, later Count of Evreux
4Geoffrey de Mortagne, later Count of Perche
5. William FitzOsbern, later Earl of Hereford6. Almery, Vicomte of Thouars
7. Hugh de Montfort, Sn de Montfort-sur-Risle
8. Walter Giffard, Sn de Longueville
9. Ralph de Toeni, Sn of Conches
10. Hugh de Grentmesnil, Sn de Grentmesnil
11. William de Warrenne, later Earl of Surrey
12. William Malet, Sn de Graville
13. Odo (Eudes), Bishop of Bayeux, later Earl of Kent
14. Turstin FitzRou
15. Engenulf de 'Aigle, Sn de l'Aigle
16. Geoffrey de Mowbray, Bishop of Coutances
17. Robert de Burgh, Count of Mortain, later Earl of Cornwall18. Wadard
19. Vital
20. Goubert d'Auffay, Sn de Auffay et St. Valerie , descendants of
William the Conqueror, descendants ofKing William I
The Family of the Conqueror
Odo, Bishop of Bayeux and Earl of Kent, descendants ofOdo
Robert, Comte de Mortain and Earl of Cornwall, descendants of de Mortain
Eudes de Champagne
Drogo de Brevere, descendants of
William de Warren, descendants of
Guy de la Val, descendants of
Planché wrote, "Next to the brothers of the Conqueror I have selected for notice four of his companions allied to him by marriage, firstly, because an account of them forms a portion of his family history, and secondly, because recent researches enable us to rectify some serious errors which have been repeated for centuries by French as well as English writers, until they have become as it were stereotyped in our national annals."
Eustace II, Count of Boulogne, descendants of
Walter Giffard, descendants ofGiffard
Hugh de Montfort, descendants ofde Montfort
Planché wrote, "My object in selecting the above three companions of the Conqueror for the subject of this chapter is to vindicate them from an accusation brought against them by an anonymous writer, who, though he may have been contemporaneous, I consider very unworthy the trust that has recently been placed in him. I shall, however, reserve my defence for the close of each memoir, after I have made my readers better acquainted with the personages themselves."
William Fitz Osbern, Earl of Hereford, descendants of
Roger de Montgomeri, Earl of Arundel and Shrewsbury, descendants of
Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulent and Earl of Leicester, descendants of
Raoul de Toeni, or de Conches, descendants of
Toustain Fitz Rou le Blanc, descendants of
Hugh, Roger and Raoul de Mortemer, descendants de Mortemer
Aimeri, Vicomte de Thouars, descendants of
Richard, Comte d'Evreux, descendants of
Guillaume, his son, descendants of
Robert, Comte d'Eu, descendants of
Geoffrey, son of Rotrou, Seigneur de Mortagne, Comte de Perche, descendants of
Alain Fergent, or le Roux, Earl of Richmond, descendants of
Hugh d'Avranches, Earl of Chester, descendants of
Geoffrey de Mowbray, Bishop of Coutances, descendants of
Richard de Bienfaite, descendants of
Baldwin de Meules, descendants of
Richard de Redvers, descendants of
Gilbert de Montfichet, descendants of
Roger le Bigod, descendants of
Humphrey de Bohun, descendants
Henry de Ferrers, descendants
Geoffrey de Mandeville, descendants of
Hugh de Grentmesnil, descendants of
Richard de Courci, descendants of
William de Albini, descendants of
William Malet, descendants of
William de Vieuxpont, descendants of
Raoul Taisson, descendants of
William de Moulins, descendants of
Hugh de Gournay, descendants of
William de Mohun, descendants
Eudo al Chapel, descendants of
Eudo Dapifer, descendants of
Fulk d'Aunou
Richard de Nevil, descendants of
Neel de Saint-Sauveur, descendants of
William de Roumare, descendants of
The Chamberlain of Tankerville, descendants of
Urso d'Abetot, descendants of
Walter & Ilbert de Lacy, descendants of
Robert & Ivo de Vesci, descendants of
Euguenulf de l'Aigle, descendants of
Robert Marmion, descendants of
Hugh de Beauchamp, descendants of
William de Percy, descendants of
Robert Fitz Erneis, descendants of
William Patry de la Lande, descendants of
William Crispin, descendants of
Avenel de Biarz, descendants of
Fulk d'Aulnay, descendants of
Bernard de St. Valery, descendants of
Robert d'Oiley, descendants of
Jean d'Ivri, descendants of
Raoul de Fougères, descendants of
Errand de Harcourt, descendants of
William Painel, descendants of
Walter d'Aincourt, descendants of
Samson d'Ansneville, descendants of
Hamo de Crève-coeur, descendants of
Picot de Say, descendants of
Robert Bertram, descendants of
Hugh de Port, descendants of
William de Colombières, descendants of
Robert d'Estouteville, descendants of d'Estouteville
William Peveral, descendants of Peveral
Those unidentified

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1 William d'Albini, Lord of Belvoir Castle
2 Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk
3 Hugh Bigod, Heir to the Earldoms of Norfolk and Suffolk
4 Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford
5 Richard de Clare, Earl of Hertford
6 Gilbert de Clare, heir to the earldom of Hertford
7 John FitzRobert, Lord of Warkworth Castle
8 Robert FitzWalter, Lord of Dunmow Castle
9 William de Fortibus, Earl of Albemarle
10 William Hardell, Mayor of the City of London
11 William de Huntingfield, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk
12 John de Lacie, Lord of Pontefract Castle
13 William de Lanvallei, Lord of Standway Castle
14 William Malet, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset
15 Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex and Gloucester
16 William Marshall the younger, heir to the earldom of Pembroke
17 Roger de Montbegon, Lord of Hornby Castle
18 Richard de Montfichet, Baron
19 William de Mowbray, Lord of Axholme Castle
20 Richard de Percy, Baron
21 Saire de Quincey, Earl of Winchester
22 Robert de Roos, Lord of Hamlake Castle
23 Geoffrey de Saye, Baron
24 Robert de Vere, heir to the earldom of Oxford
25 Eustace de Vesci, Lord of Alnwick Castle

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The Declaration was part of a broader diplomatic campaign which sought to assert Scotland's position as a kingdom, rather than being a feudal land controlled by England's Norman kings, as well as lift the excommunication of Robert the Bruce.[2] The Pope had recognised Edward I of England's claim to overlordship of Scotland in 1305 and Bruce was excommunicated by the Pope for murdering John Comyn on the altar in Greyfriars Church in Dumfries in 1306. The Declaration made a number of much-debated rhetorical points: that Scotland had always been independent, indeed for longer than England; that Edward I of England had unjustly attacked Scotland and perpetrated atrocities; that Robert the Bruce had delivered the Scottish nation from this peril; and, most controversially, that the independence of Scotland was the prerogative of the Scots people, rather than the King of Scots. In fact it stated that the nobility would choose someone else to be king if the current one did anything to threaten Scotland's independence.
1 Duncan, Earl of Fife
2 Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, Lord of Man and of Annandale
3 Patrick Dunbar, Earl of March
4 Malise, Earl of Strathearn
5 Malcolm, Earl of Lennox
6 William, Earl of Ross
7 Magnus, Earl of Caithness and Orkney
8 William, Earl of Sutherland
9 Walter, Steward of Scotland
10 William Soules, Butler of Scotland
11 James, Lord of Douglas
12 Roger Mowbray
13 David, Lord of Brechin
14 David Graham
15 Ingram Umfraville
16 John Menteith, guardian of the earldom of Menteith
17 Alexander Fraser
18 Gilbert Hay, Constable of Scotland
19 Robert Keith, Marischal of Scotland
20 Henry St Clair
21 John Graham
22 David Lindsay
23 William Oliphant
24 Patrick Graham
25 John Fenton
26 William Abernethy
27 David Wemyss
28 William Mushet
(29) Fergus of Ardrossan
30 Eustace Maxwell
31 William Ramsay
32 William Mowat
33 Alan Murray
34 Donald Campbell
35 John Cameron
36 Reginald Cheyne
37 Alexander Seton
38 Andrew Leslie
39 Alexander Straiton

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Although it had been used informally before then, the term 'Prime Minister' was not used formally until the time of Henry Campbell-Bannerman. Previous to him, the 'Prime Ministers' were formally referred to as the First Lords of the Treasury, which title is still retained by modern Prime Ministers. Names in red had been Prime Minister previously. Names in capitals are also included in Group A above.

(1) 1741-42 Robert Walpole
(2) 1742-43 Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington
(3) 1743-54 Henry Pelham
(4) 1754-56 Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle
(5) 1756-57 William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire1757-62 Duke of Newcastle
(6) 1762-63 John Stuart, Earl of Bute
(7) 1763-65 George Grenville
(8) 1765-66 Charles Watson Wentworth, Marquess of Rockingham
(9) 1766-70 Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton
(10) 1770-82 Frederick North, Lord North1782 Marquess of Rockingham

(11) 1782-83 William Petty-Fitzmaurice, Earl of Shelburne
(12) 1783 William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, Duke of Portland
(13) 1783-1801 William Pitt
(14) 1801-04 1804-06 William Pitt
(15) 1806-07 William Wyndham, Lord Grenville1807-09 Duke of Portland
(16) 1809-12 Spencer Perceval
(17) 1812-27 Robert Banks Jenkinson, Earl of Liverpool
(18) 1827 George Canning
19) 1827-28 Frederick John Robinson, Viscount Goderich
(21) 1830-34 Charles Grey, Earl Grey
22) 1834 William Lamb, Viscount Melbourne
23) 1834-35 Robert Peel1835-41 Viscount Melbourne
1842-46 Robert Peel
(24) 1846-52 Lord John Russell
(25) 1852 Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, Earl of Derby
26) 1852-55 George Hamilton-Gordon, Lord Aberdeen
27) 1855-58 Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston1858-59 Earl of Derby
1859-65 Viscount Palmerston
1865-66 Lord John Russell
1866-68 Earl of Derby
(28) 1868 Benjamin Disraeli
(29) 1868-74 William Ewart Gladstone1874-80 Benjamin Disraeli
1880-85 William Gladstone
(30) 1885-86 Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury1886 William Gladstone
1886-92 Marquess of Salisbury
1892-94 William Gladstone
(31) 1894-95 Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of Rosebery
1895-1902 Marquess of Salisbury
(32) 1902-05 Arthur James Balfour
(33) 1905-08 Henry Campbell-Bannerman
(34) 1908-16 Herbert Henry Asquith
(35) 1916-22 David Lloyd George
(36) 1922-23 Andrew Bonar Law
(37) 1923-24 Stanley Baldwin
(38) 1924 James Ramsay Macdonald
1924-29 Stanley Baldwin
1929-35 Ramsay Macdonald
1935-37 Stanley Baldwin
(39) 1937-40 Arthur Neville Chamberlain
(41) 1945-51 Clement Richard Attlee
1951-55 Winston Churchill
(42) 1955-57 Robert Anthony Eden
(43) 1957-63 Maurice Harold Macmillan
(44) 1963-64 Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home
(45) 1964-70 James Harold Wilson
(46) 1970-74 Edward Richard George Heath
1974-76 Harold Wilson
(47) 1976-79 Leonard James Callaghan
(48) 1979-90 Margaret Hilda Thatcher (Roberts)
(49) 1990-97 John Roy Major
(50) 1997-2007 Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
(51) 2007- James Gordon Brown

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Names in red had been President previously. Names in capitals are also included in Group A above.

(2) 1797-1801 John Adams
(3) 1801-09 Thomas Jefferson
(4) 1809-17 James Madison
(5) 1817-25 James Monroe
(6) 1825-29 John Quincy Adams
(7) 1829-37 Andrew Jackson
(8) 1837-41 Martin van Buren
(9) 1841 William Henry Harrison
(10) 1841-45
John Tyler
(11) 1845-49 James Knox Polk
(12) 1849-50
Zachary Taylor
(13) 1850-53 Millard Fillmore
(14) 1853-57 Franklin Pierce
(15) 1857-61 James Buchanan
16) 1861-65 Abraham Lincoln
(17) 1865-69 Andrew Johnson
(18) 1869-77 Ulysses Simpson Grant
(19) 1877-81 Rutherford Birchard Hayes
(20) 1881 James Abram Garfield
(21) 1881-85 Chester Alan Arthur
(22) 1885-89 Grover Cleveland
(23) 1889-93 Benjamine Harrison
(24) 1893-97 Grover Cleveland

(25) 1897-1901 William McKinley
(26) 1901-09
Theodore Roosevelt
(27) 1909-13 William Howard Taft
(28) 1913-21 Woodrow Wilson
(29) 1921-23 Warren Gamaliel Harding
(30) 1923-29 Calvin Coolidge
(31) 1929-33 Herbert Clark Hoover
(32) 1933-45 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(33) 1945-53 Harry S Truman
(34) 1953-61 Dwight David Eisenhower
(35) 1961-63 John Fitzgerald Kennedy
(36) 1963-69 Lyncon Baines Johnson
(37) 1969-74 Richard Milhous Nixon
(38) 1974-77 Gerald Rudolph Ford
(39) 1977-81 James Earl Carter
(40) 1981-89 Ronald Wilson Reagan
(41) 1989-93 George Herbert Walker Bush
(42) 1993-2001 William Jefferson Clinton
(43) 2001-2009 George Walker Bush
(44) 2009-2017 Barack Hussein Obama
(45) 2017 Donald Trump

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Sir William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland (1276-1305)
Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340-1400, author, poet)
Owen Glyndwr or Glendower, last 'Prince of Wales' (1359-1416)
Sir Thomas More, Saint (1478-1535, lord chancellor)
John Knox (c1505-1572, church reformer)
Sir Francis Drake (c1540-1596, navigator)
John Napier (1550-1617, inventor of logarithms)
Sir Walter Raleigh (c1554-1618, adventurer)
James 'The Admirable' Crichton (1560-c1585, polymath)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616, playwright, dramatist, poet)
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727, scientist)
Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1752, judge, sociologist)
David Hume (1711-1776, historian, philosopher)
Robert Clive 'of India' (1725-1774, soldier, statesman)
Horatio Nelson (1758-1805, admiral)
William Wordsworth (1770-1850, poet)
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832, author)
Jane Austen (1775-1817, author)
George, Lord Byron (1788-1824, poet)
Percy Shelley (1792-1822, poet)
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910, nursing pioneer)