3/5 Tom Holland chooses Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians
2/5 Helen Lewis chooses the so-called 'Black Queen' of France, Catherine de Medici.
1/5 Shappi Khorsandi chooses Emma, Lady Hamilton, Lord Nelson’s mistress.
Matt Lucas chooses Freddie Mercury
Matthew Parris profiles the inventor of the car that changed the face of Formula One
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks is Suzanne O'Sullivan's hero, she tells Matthew Parris
The Great Gama, the strongest man in the world, championed by author Nikesh Shukla.
Charlie Chaplin wasn’t funny but a political rebel. Mark Steel nominates him as his hero.
Tim Smit of the Eden Project talks about the life of the artistHumphrey Jennings.
Comedian Russell Kane nominates novelist Evelyn Waugh, with Ann Pasternak Slater helping.