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There are 201 quizzes and 2,010 trivia questions in this category.
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folder British Local History (33 quizzes) folder English Civil War (3)
folder Great Fire of London (4) folder Norman Conquest (5)
folder Romans in Britain (4) folder Scottish History (22)
folder Scottish Wars of Independence (2) folder The Anarchy (3)
category The Royal Family folder War of the Roses (5)
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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)
Oct 05 09
9861 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)
Feb 25 09
3672 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)
Aug 29 09
1989 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)
Jan 26 09
4878 plays
England in 1000 A.D.

Do you know what Anglo-Saxon England was like in the year 1000 A.D.?
Tough (10 qns)
May 23 08
2613 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
387 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)
Mar 21 15
546 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)
May 22 08
2859 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)
Apr 30 05
4860 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)
Dec 06 12
1980 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)
Oct 29 13
1398 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)
Nov 04 07
2463 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)
Jan 23 05
2013 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)
Dec 04 06
5781 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)
Jun 22 08
1395 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)
Feb 02 15
471 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)
Jun 06 08
1464 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)
Sep 29 07
5319 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)
Sep 27 05
2061 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)
Apr 25 07
4209 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)
Jul 12 10
2367 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)
Dec 25 12
555 plays
Britain in the 1950s

This quiz is about Britain and the British people during the 1950s.
Tough (15 qns)
Mar 20 07
3321 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)
Jan 17 15
360 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)
Jan 17 10
819 plays
Whose Reign Was It?

This quiz refers to events in the reigns of different English monarchs.
Average (15 qns)
Oct 06 07
4791 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)
Jul 01 07
3690 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)
Feb 08 14
450 plays
British History

Since I got an A- in the class, I thought I'd make a quiz! This is mainly from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I.
Average (10 qns)
May 19 01
9288 plays
Pot Pourri of English History

A general mix of English history.
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 12 03
6750 plays
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