Special Sub-Topic: Restoration Era
|What year did the Restoration Era begin?|
1660. The Era began in May 1660 when the exiled Charles II returned to England and the Commonwealth Era ended.
|What famous village went into voluntary isolation when the great plague arrived in London in 1665?|
Eyam. Eyam is the famous village in the Derbyshire Hope Valley. The other villages are there too but Eyam is the one that is famous for this.
|What is the estimated number of houses lost in the Great Fire of London in 1666?|
|What was the name of the wife of the famous diarist of this period Samuel Pepys?|
Elizabeth. Elizabeth was just 15 years old when she married Samuel Pepys. Rather fortunately for them both his diary was not published until long after their deaths.
|What was the population of England in 1660?|
5 million. Today the population is over 59,000,000. The figure was just over this in 1999 and still rising. A pretty big jump!
|Pall Mall, Pell Mell or Pele Mele - many names for an older version of what modern game which is believed to have its origins in the Restoration Era?|
Croquet. Pall Mall was a form of croquet using a wooden ring suspended above the ground. Sounds a lot harder than the present game.
|Henry Purcell was a famous Restoration what?|
|Aphra Behn was the first female to make a name for herself as a what?|
Writer. Aphra Behn was the first professional female writer and the only female playwright for the first two decades of her career.
|Halley's Comet put in an appearance towards the end of the reign of Charles II. What year did the comet light up the sky?|
1682. Although it had yet to be named after Edmund Halley the comet was seen in 1682.
|The building, or rather re-building of St Paul's Cathedral began in the Restoration Era. How long did it take to complete?|
36 years. Not until 1711 was this famous cathedral completed.
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