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There are 209 quizzes and 2,090 trivia questions in this category.
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folder British Local History (36 quizzes) folder English Civil War (3)
folder Great Fire of London (4) folder Norman Conquest (5)
folder Romans in Britain (5) folder Scottish History (22)
folder Scottish Wars of Independence (2) folder The Anarchy (3)
category The Royal Family folder War of the Roses (5)
folder Welsh History (6)
Raised in the 1660s

Meet Faith, a young girl growing up in London in the 1660s. Peek into her journal, and try to deduce what she's writing about.
Average (10 qns)
10053 plays
The Tudors Re-Write History - Season II

Season Two of the lavish series Dr. David Starkey called "the randomized arrogance of ignorance." No need to watch. I give you a t.v. plot snippet - you say fact, fiction or something in between.
Difficult (20 qns)
3711 plays
Soldiers in Plays Like to Shakespeares

Modern newspaper editors like short, snappy headlines laced with puns. Just suppose they'd been around during the Tudor period. Here are 'headlines' from ten different decades of the sixteenth century. Which is which?
Average (10 qns)
2034 plays
Anglo-Saxon History for Dummies

So you think Anglo-Saxon history is little more than battles, bloodshed, and bullies? Well, so what?
Average (10 qns)
4953 plays
England in 1000 A.D.

Do you know what Anglo-Saxon England was like in the year 1000 A.D.?
Tough (10 qns)
2634 plays
Back to the Thirteenth Century

Another century; another quiz. As usual, I will pose one question for each decade of the century.
Tough (10 qns)
May 31 16
417 plays
Back to the Fourteenth Century

Here's another quiz in my occasional series on the history of what is now the United Kingdom. It follows the usual pattern of one question per decade.
Average (10 qns)
Jan 27 17
216 plays
The Tudors Re-Write History - Season One

Season One of this lavish and entertaining series featured a plethora of bogus events, scenery and whatnot -- and a few nuggets of historical fact. How many mistakes did you spot?
Tough (25 qns)
2877 plays
Regency England: History and Culture

Are you well versed in England's Regency Period? Get a "10" on this quiz and earn your Regency scholarship award!
Average (10 qns)
4899 plays
1960s Britain

It was a momentous decade, which saw the mini skirt and The Beatles. That's not all that happened, though, so what else can you remember?
Average (10 qns)
2049 plays
The UK According to Whitaker: 1900

I've recently bought a facsimile reprint of Whitaker's Almanac (a British reference book) for 1900. From it I've culled the following ten questions about the UK at the end of the nineteenth century.
Average (10 qns)
2556 plays
British History - What Happened Next?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of some of the causes and effects behind famous and/or peculiar moments of British history.
Average (10 qns)
1482 plays
Back to the Fifteenth Century

As usual, I am offering you one question per decade. The fifteenth century saw much upheaval, including the birth of the Tudor dynasty. Good luck.
Average (10 qns)
582 plays
A Fateful Taste for Venison: The Royal Forests

The establishment of royal forests was a tremendous force in the history of England over the last thousand years. Test your knowledge of forest history, especially the New Forest.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 11 17
108 plays
Of Judges and Regicides

My guest, William Goffe, was one of 59 signatories of the death warrant for Charles I. He will quiz you regarding the actions of Charles I that led to this extreme expediency.
Tough (10 qns)
2022 plays
The Victorian Underworld

The Victorian era was a confident, dynamic time - but there was a shadowy side away from the bright lights and technical innovations.
Average (10 qns)
5826 plays
Vikings in England!

Did you know that England was conquered by foreigners twice in a span of 53 years? Yes, just a few decades before the Norman Conquest, England fell into the hands of the Vikings.
Difficult (10 qns)
1410 plays
British Abroad (1845-1865)

In my opinion, the most interesting period in British 19th century foreign policy was the twenty-year period between 1845 and 1865. This quiz will attempt to look at European and also some American issues through the eyes of Britain. I hope you enjoy!
Tough (10 qns)
1476 plays
London Through the Centuries

London has been home to countless historic events during the past 1,000 years. But can you spot the odd one out in each of the last ten centuries?
Average (10 qns)
519 plays
The Travails of the Union Jack

Journey through British history with the hapless Jack as he tests your knowledge of the controversies that plagued the noble Union Jack. (Militant mavens of political correctness may want to skip this one.)
Tough (10 qns)
2067 plays
Chronology of English History: 1

The history of England is made up of many stories and legends that sometimes are believed to be just fables, but much of English history is true. Part one of three starts with the turning of the first millenia.
Average (10 qns)
5403 plays
Odd Man Out Tudor Style!

You have to find out what doesn't belong in each group of Tudor people and things.
Tough (20 qns)
4245 plays
A Millennium of British History

Yes, that's a lot of history, so I've simplified it by writing only one question per century. The quiz starts in the 11th century and ends in the twentieth. Good luck.
Average (10 qns)
2409 plays
Battles on British Soil

There have been quite a few battles on British soil, some well known, others not. This quiz will explore ten of them.
Tough (10 qns)
837 plays
Britain in the 1950s

This quiz is about Britain and the British people during the 1950s.
Tough (15 qns)
3348 plays
Back to the Eleventh Century

The eleventh century was a momentous one in the history of Britain - England in particular. The quiz covers some of the events and people, with one question per decade.
Average (10 qns)
381 plays
Britain in the 1960s

Continuing with the 1960s theme, see if you can remember some of the events that affected Great Britain during this period.
Difficult (15 qns)
3705 plays
Whose Reign Was It?

This quiz refers to events in the reigns of different English monarchs.
Average (15 qns)
4827 plays
Georgians on My Mind

The Georgian era spanned five Kings and saw many changes. How much do you know about their reigns?
Average (10 qns)
576 plays
Back to the Seventeenth Century

The seventeenth century was a particularly turbulent one in British history. What can you remember about it? The quiz has one question for each decade.
Tough (10 qns)
465 plays
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