Beatrix Potter...sure, she created those priceless books, but with the money they earned she bought huge tracts of land and entire villages to preserve their history! The National Trust is forever indebted to her!!
"I snort every time I hear this, a most unladylike noise. How else would the ocean get its salt, if not from our tears and the tears of those we love who were left behind, caught on shore in those dreadful days of the Horror? How else, indeed." (c) owner