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  1. Historically, French kings have been crowned in which of its city's cathedral?
  2. In which month of the year was the Battle of Hastings? And in modern history, which month saw the 1969 moon landing?




  3. Which king died from a lung infection, aged 15, in 1553?
  4. Name the first significant battle in the Jacobite Rising of 1745?
  5. In the early part of the 18th Century where did public executions in London take place?
  6. In late 14th century England, which sect led by John Wycliffe began questioning the practices and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church?
  7. Which king ruled England from 1016 to 1035?
  8. Which 1739 to 1748 historical conflict between Britain and Spain is today known by the name first coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1858?
  9. Berlin became the capital of the which kingdom in 1701?
  10. How did Napoleonic French soldier Pierre-Francois Bouchard make a name for himself in July 1799?
  11. Whose book, Prayers or Meditations, became the first book published by an English queen under her own name?
  12. What name was given to the rule by the British in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947?
  13. Which country defeated Russia in a 1904 to 1905 war?
  14. In the mid-18th century what were the Oratorical Hall, Middlesex Forum, and the University for Rational Amusements?
  15. What name was given to the English Parliament after Colonel Thomas Pride purged the Long Parliament in 1648?
  16. Who was the British Prime Minister at the time of the French Revolution?
  17. The peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom was signed in which Belgian city?
  18. From the late 11th to the beginning of the 13th century, the Domesday Book was kept at the royal Treasury in which city?
  19. Lady Jane Grey (often known as the Nine Days Queen) was the great-granddaughter of which English king?
  20. In 1936, 100,000 people including Winston Churchill went to Sydenham Hill to watch the blaze and final destruction of which famous building?

Answers:

  1. Reims
  2. October (1066). July (1969).
  3. Edward VI
  4. The Battle of Prestonpans
  5. Tyburn
  6. Lollards
  7. King Cnut
  8. The War of Jenkins' Ear



  9. Prussia
  10. He found the Rosetta Stone
  11. Catherine Parr's
  12. The British Raj
  13. Japan
  14. Debating Societies
  15. The Rump Parliament
  16. William Pitt the Younger (PM in 1783 at the age of 24, and left office in 1801)
  17. Ghent (called the Treaty of Ghent)
  18. Winchester
  19. Henry VII
  20. The Crystal Palace
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