William Williams’ oil-on-canvas landscape of the world’s first iron bridge – both bridge and painting created to publicise Abraham Darby III’s ironworks.
Upnor Castle on the Medway estuary in Kent, built to defend Chatham Dockyard from raids.
Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, featured on a USSR Post commemorative postage stamp
The Falls of Clyde, the world’s last surviving iron-hulled, four-masted full-rigged ship, moored at her berth in Honolulu harbour.
While Britain’s justly famous for its inventions, some of their inventors are also notorious for being, well, a bit odd. See if you know what five of the UK’s most renowned boffins got up to in their spare time!
London’s many bridges have a fascinating history. How much do you know about them?