If we know one thing, we know wars are dreadful, the worst that can happen to mankind. So how can we deal with the awkward fact that, in the great sweep of human history, wars have surprisingly often produced the breakthroughs, in ideas as well as technologies, the rest of us then come to depend on?
102. Lady Astor... American of origin, but converted... come on, you can't dispute her. First female MP, regardless of how it happened. Also happened to be a Tory, naturally. 103. Wallis Simpson. Again, try to argue with me. My answer is 'A B D I C A T I O N'. 104. The Food. (Yup, that's what I said. The Food.)