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Gove faces war with equality activists as he axes Labour's PC curriculum that dropped greatest figures from history lessons Historic figures, including Winston Churchill, Oliver Cromwell and Lord Nelson will again feature in history lessonsThe 'back-to-basics' shakeup will see overhaul of social reformers like Jamaican-born nurse Mary SeacoleFears that the reforms, spearheaded by Education Secretary Michael Gove, could anger equality rights activists | UPDATED: 22:32 GMT, 29 December 2012 Some of the greatest figures in Britain’s past are to be restored to their rightful place in history, thanks to an overhaul of the school curriculum. The likes of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Nelson and Winston Churchill had been dropped from history lessons under the last Labour Government in a move critics said was driven by ‘political correctness’. But under a new ‘back-to-basics’ shake-up, pupils will again have to study these traditional historic figures – and not social reformers such as Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole and former black slave Olaudah Equiano, who were introduced into the 2007 curriculum.