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History Questions I

  1. Which city is normally accepted as being the ancient capital of Wessex?
  2. In which year was the death of Queen Elizabeth I?
  3. In 1297, at which battle did William Wallace defeat the English?

  4. Name the second largest city in Britain during the Black Death?
  5. In which war was The Battle of Agincourt?
  6. Which English scholar, well known for his translation of the Bible into English, was executed in Antwerp in 1536?
  7. What nationality was Karl Marx?
  8. What's the better known name given to the Great Rising of 1381?
  9. The loss of Calais was during which queen's reign?
  10. Who commanded the British Expeditionary Force in World War One?
  11. Which country did Britain fight in the War of Jenkins's Ear?
  12. What was the better known name of Charles I, the King of the Franks, who united most of Western Europe during the Middle Ages?
  13. What was the largest naval battle of the First World War?
  14. In which year was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?
  15. Omdurman, as in the Battle of Omdurman, is today a suburb of which African city?


  1. Winchester
  2. 1603
  3. Battle of Stirling Bridge
  4. Bristol
  5. Hundred Years War
  6. William Tyndale
  7. German
  8. The Peasants' Revolt
  9. Mary I
  10. Field Marshal Douglas Haig
  11. Spain
  12. Charlemagne
  13. Jutland
  14. 1865
  15. Khartoum

History Questions II

  1. What historical event occurred on December 16, 1773?
  2. Which king was the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour - he was was king of England in 1547 aged nine until his death six years later?

  3. In which year did the Victorian era begin?
  4. Robert Curthose, who died in Cardiff Castle in his early eighties, was the eldest son of which king?
  5. What did Mary I lose in January 1558?
  6. Which battle of 1571 marked the end of the Ottoman naval supremacy in the Mediterranean?
  7. Nearly how many years did it take Sir Francis Drake to complete the first circumnavigation of the globe in 1580?
  8. Name the most famous battle of 1346?
  9. Saloth Sar, born 19 May 1925, is better known by what name?
  10. What tax was introduced in England and Wales in 1696 and repealed in 1851?
  11. Which book was published in London on April 25th, 1719?
  12. The first day of which battle was the worst day in the history of the British Army, which suffered 60,000 casualties?
  13. Who became president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?
  14. James Brine died in Ontario, Canada, in 1902 - he was a member of which group?
  15. Big Nose Kate was common-law wife and companion of which Wild West gunfighter?


  1. Boston Tea Party
  2. Edward VI
  3. 1837
  4. William I (William the Conqueror)
  5. Calais (England's last possession on the European mainland)
  6. The Battle of Lepanto
  7. 3
  8. Crecy
  9. Pol Pot
  10. Window tax
  11. Robinson Crusoe
  12. Battle of the Somme
  13. Andrew Johnson
  14. The Tolpuddle Martyrs
  15. Doc Holiday

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> Kings and Queens Quiz
> World War Two Quiz

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