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  1. In which year was British India divided into India and Pakistan?

  2. Who published the first printed version of Aesop's Fables in English on March 26, 1484?
  3. Which city, now the capital of Burkina Faso, was the capital of the Mossi empire from the 15th century?
  4. What did the Scottish parliament ban in 1457 because it interfered with archery practise?
  5. Which monarch had Sir Walter Raleigh executed?
  6. Although more myth than historical reality, what has been claimed was presented to Cormac McCarthy by Robert the Bruce in 1314 in recognition of his support in the Battle of Bannockburn?
  7. Sikhism is based on the spiritual teachings of which Guru, who lived from 1469 to 1539?
  8. The metric system was first developed at the end of the 18th century in which country?
  9. Who was king of England at the time of the Great Fire of London?
  10. Which part of Spain did Ferdinand the Great rule from 1035?
  11. In modern history, what name was given to the foreign volunteer force that fought on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War?
  12. Which monk was the first Inquisitor General of the Spanish Inquisition?
  13. Who commanded the Muslim forces that captured Jerusalem in 1187?
  14. Who was prime minister when Britain lost the American colonies?
  15. How many British sovereigns reigned in the 19th century?
  16. Who is believed to have assassinated Albrecht Gessler in the 14th-century?
  17. Which country ruled the Isle of Man before 1266?
  18. Which battle took place less than half a mile to the west of Durham, on 17 October 1346?
  19. King Henry I died of eating an excessive amount of which fish?
  20. What name was given to the followers of the pre-Protestant Christian religious movement, initially led by John Wycliffe, that existed from the mid-14th century to the English Reformation?

History Answers:

  1. 1947
  2. William Caxton
  3. Ouagadougou
  4. Golf
  5. James I (in 1618)
  6. The Blarney Stone
  7. Guru Nanak
  8. France
  9. Charles II (1666)
  10. Castile
  11. International Brigade
  12. Torquemada
  13. Saladin
  14. Lord North
  15. 4 (1760-1820 George III, 1820-1830 George IV (son of George III), 1830-1837 William IV (brother of George IV), 1837-1901 Victoria (neice of William IV))
  16. William Tell
  17. Norway (The Treaty of Perth (1266) gave sovereignty of the Hebrides and the Isle of Man from Norway to Scotland)
  18. The Battle of Neville's Cross
  19. Lampreys
  20. Lollards

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