Knighted for services to architecture, particularly his designs for the new Coventry Cathedral, opened in 1962, after the original was bombed. The image shows Coventry Cathedral.
Yorkshire-born composer of choral and orchestral works. Born in 1862 and most renowned for music evoking a timeless English pastoral idyll.
French-born British secret agent in wartime France, who survived solitary confinement in German concentration camps.
Devon ironmonger, engineer and inventor of the atmospheric steam engine, which helped power the Industrial Revolution. His first working engine was installed at a coalmine near Dudley Castle in Staffordshire in 1712.
Lancashire-born contralto whose international opera and song career was prematurely ended by her death from cancer.
Architect, designer and advocate of the Gothic style whose commissions included the interiors of the Palace of Westminster. The stamp shows Pugin’s interior of the Palace of Westminster.
Cambridge academic and author of chilling ghost stories, originally written as entertainments for his friends.
Mathematician and computer scientist, whose work with the code breakers at Bletchley Park helped to speed up the end of the Second World War. The stamp shows Turing’s Bombe code breaking machine at Bletchley Park.
Quaker campaigner for pacifism and social reform, who organised food relief in Germany after the First World War, and then in Wales.