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Worst Brits Ever?

Historians have picked out a list of the ten worst Britons ever. Here's the list:

1900 to 2000: Oswald Mosley(1896-1980)
1800 to 1900: Jack the Ripper
1700 to 1800: Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765)
1600 to 1700: Titus Oates(1649-1705)
1500 to 1600: Sir Richard Rich (Lord Rich of Leighs)(1496/7-1567)
1400 to 1500: Thomas Arundel (1353-1414)
1300 to 1400: Hugh Despenser (The Younger)(died 1326)
1200 to 1300: King John(1167-1216)
1100 to 1200: Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury(c.1120-1170)
1000 to 1100: Eadric Streona(died 1017)
I'd like to nominate Herbert Samuel, the (Jewish, sadly) Briton who limited Jewish immigration into Palestine and appointed the Nazi-Islamist gangster Haj Amin Husseini mufti of Jerusalem.

Posted by evariste on Dec 28, 2005 12:00 pm

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