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trivia quiz  Raised in the 1660s Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, leith90, Oct 05 09

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
leith90 gold member
Oct 05 09
10344 plays
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trivia quiz  The Tudors Re-Write History - Season II Editor choice cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, ignotus, Feb 25 09

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
ignotus
Feb 25 09
3801 plays
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trivia quiz  Soldiers in Plays Like to Shakespeares Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, glendathecat, Aug 29 09

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
glendathecat
Aug 29 09
2175 plays
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trivia quiz  Anglo-Saxon History for Dummies cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Pagiedamon, Jan 26 09

So you think Anglo-Saxon history is little more than battles, bloodshed, and bullies? Well, so what?
Average
Pagiedamon editor
Jan 26 09
5028 plays
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trivia quiz  England in 1000 A.D. cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, May 23 08

Do you know what Anglo-Saxon England was like in the year 1000 A.D.?
Tough
pagiedamon editor
May 23 08
2721 plays
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trivia quiz  Tales of The Plot cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 03 17

When Henry VIII began the Reformation in England, there was no way to anticipate all of the possible ways that the change of religion would influence the history of the country. What do you know about the Gunpowder Plot of 1605?
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ponycargirl editor
Aug 03 17
345 plays
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trivia quiz  The Tudors Re-Write History - Season One cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, ignotus, May 22 08

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
ignotus
May 22 08
2922 plays
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trivia quiz  Regency England: History and Culture cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Apr 30 05

Are you well versed in England's Regency Period? Get a "10" on this quiz and earn your Regency scholarship award!
Average
uglybird gold member
Apr 30 05
4953 plays
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trivia quiz  But Wait! A Restoration Is Needed! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 02 17

Changes made by Henry VIII during the Reformation in England had far-reaching effects. The Restoration was a brief period in English history. However, it showed that some work still needed to be done to the structure of the government and the Church.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Aug 02 17
369 plays
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trivia quiz  British History - What Happened Next? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Oct 29 13

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of some of the causes and effects behind famous and/or peculiar moments of British history.
Average
Fifiona81 editor
Oct 29 13
1683 plays
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trivia quiz  The UK According to Whitaker: 1900 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Nov 04 07

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
TabbyTom gold member
Nov 04 07
2613 plays
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trivia quiz  1960s Britain cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 06 12

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
rossian editor
Dec 06 12
2268 plays
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trivia quiz  The Victorian Underworld cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Flapjack44, Dec 04 06

The Victorian era was a confident, dynamic time - but there was a shadowy side away from the bright lights and technical innovations.
Average
Flapjack44
Dec 04 06
5961 plays
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trivia quiz  Of Judges and Regicides cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jan 23 05

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
uglybird gold member
Jan 23 05
2031 plays
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trivia quiz  Back to the Fourteenth Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 27 17

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
rossian editor
Jan 27 17
432 plays
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trivia quiz  Vikings in England! cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Jun 22 08

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
pagiedamon editor
Jun 22 08
1434 plays
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trivia quiz  Back to the Fifteenth Century cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 21 15

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.
Easy
rossian editor
Mar 21 15
780 plays
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trivia quiz  British Abroad (1845-1865) cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Jun 06 08

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
jonnowales
Jun 06 08
1527 plays
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photo quiz  Tales of the Lily Font cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 07 17

Commissioned for use during a Church of England holy sacrament, the Lily Font has been utilized by members of the British royal family since 1840.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Oct 07 17
180 plays
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trivia quiz  Back to the Thirteenth Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 31 16

Another century; another quiz. As usual, I will pose one question for each decade of the century.
Average
rossian editor
May 31 16
591 plays
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trivia quiz  Chronology of English History: 1 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, doomed, Sep 29 07

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
doomed
Sep 29 07
5490 plays
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trivia quiz  Odd Man Out Tudor Style! cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, princess_1990, Apr 25 07

You have to find out what doesn't belong in each group of Tudor people and things.
Tough
princess_1990
Apr 25 07
4320 plays
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trivia quiz  The Travails of the Union Jack cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Sep 27 05

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
uglybird gold member
Sep 27 05
2088 plays
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photo quiz  Tales of Conquest - and Father Christmas! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 15 17

Good evening! My name is John and I live in 1860s Britain. My family has been discussing the origins of Father Christmas and other traditions while making decorations for our Christmas tree. Please join us!
Average
ponycargirl editor
Dec 15 17
498 plays
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trivia quiz  A Millennium of British History cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 12 10

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
rossian editor
Jul 12 10
2613 plays
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trivia quiz  London Through the Centuries cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Feb 02 15

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
stedman editor
Feb 02 15
663 plays
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trivia quiz  Battles on British Soil cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Jan 17 10

There have been quite a few battles on British soil, some well known, others not. This quiz will explore ten of them.
Tough
romeomikegolf gold member
Jan 17 10
936 plays
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trivia quiz  Britain in the 1950s cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Big-al1st, Mar 20 07

This quiz is about Britain and the British people during the 1950s.
Tough
Big-al1st
Mar 20 07
3408 plays
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trivia quiz  Britain in the 1960s cool 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, Big-al1st, Jul 01 07

Continuing with the 1960s theme, see if you can remember some of the events that affected Great Britain during this period.
Difficult
Big-al1st
Jul 01 07
3771 plays
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trivia quiz  Whose Reign Was It? cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, hj1, Oct 06 07

This quiz refers to events in the reigns of different English monarchs.
Average
hj1
Oct 06 07
4932 plays
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