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10 Things You Should Know About British History

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  • Q1
    The battle of Hastings, fought in 1066, is perhaps one of the most significant battles in British history. What was the original nickname of commander of the Norman forces, who eventually became king of England? Willam the...
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    Sleepy
    Invader
    Conqueror
    Lionheart
  • Q2
    The dynastic wars in Game of Thrones were inspired by the wars of the Roses, fought between 1455 and 1487 between the house of York and the house of...
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    Leicester
    Lancaster
    Plantagenet
    Gloucester
  • Q3
    Henry VIII was famously married six times, and had to split from the Catholic church to do so. What was the name of his THIRD wife?
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    Anne of Cleves
    Jane Seymour
    Catherine of Aragon
    Anne Boleyn
  • Q4
    Which of these towns was NOT originally founded by the Romans?
    London
    Lancaster
    Leicester
    Milton-Keynes
  • Q5
    In 1894, the Times estimated that in 1950 London...
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    would be swallowed up by the Thames
    would be the airship capital of the world
    would be buried in 9 feet of manure
    would be decimated by outbreaks of cholera
  • Q6
    What did the Acts of the Union of 1707 do?
    Join Scotland and England
    Join England and Ireland
    Join England and France
    Join Scotland and Wales
  • Q7
    Which battle was won by the fleet commanded by Admiral Nelson, against a combined fleet of French and Spanish forces?
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    Battle of Trafalgar
    Battle of the Somme
    Battle of Waterloo
    Battle of Hastings
  • Q8
    Winston Churchill was Prime Minister throughout WWII. However, he lost the 1945 election against which of these politicians?
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    Neville Chamberlain
    Harold Macmillan
    Clement Attlee
    Harold Wilson
  • Q9
    What happened in 1964, which greatly shocked the British Public?
    England won the world cup
    The Great Train Robbery
    The Queen abdicated
    UK joined the EU
  • Q10
    When did the UK join the European Economic Community, which then turned into the current European Union?
    1945
    1991
    1973
    1957

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