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Churchill tops time travel list
Winston Churchill in 1945
Churchill beat Elvis Presley and Gandhi to take first place
Winston Churchill is the historical figure people would most like to travel back in time to meet, a poll suggests.

Elvis Presley is second behind Britain's World War II leader.

Physicist Albert Einstein is the third favourite, the poll for the magazine Doctor Who Adventures found. Screen legend Marilyn Monroe is fourth.

The poll of 1,000 people also finds the Swinging Sixties, the era of The Beatles and the sexual revolution, is the period people most want to visit.

MOST POPULAR FIGURES
1 Winston Churchill
2 Elvis Presley
3 Albert Einstein
4 Marilyn Monroe
5 Martin Luther King
Source: Doctor Who Adventures magazine

Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi came sixth in the list, followed by the late Princess Diana.

Former South African president and human rights activist Nelson Mandela takes eighth place - despite still being alive.

Isaac Newton, the British scientist who first formulated the laws of gravity, is joint ninth with Elizabeth I and Beatle John Lennon.

The year 2006 was the second-most popular period people wanted to experience, with the Victorian era third and 1966, the year of England's victory at the World Cup, fourth.




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