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folder British Local History (32) folder English Civil War (3)
folder Great Fire of London (4) folder Norman Conquest (5)
folder Romans in Britain (4) folder Scottish History (16)
folder Scottish Wars of Independence (2) category The Royal Family
folder War of the Roses (5) folder Welsh History (4)
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1 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.
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10 Q
leith90
Oct 05 09
8421 plays
2 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 Q
ignotus
Feb 25 09
3276 plays
3 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?
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10 Q
glendathecat
Aug 29 09
1593 plays
4 Anglo-Saxon History for Dummies
So you think Anglo-Saxon history is little more than battles, bloodshed, and bullies? Well, so what?
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10 Q
Pagiedamon
Jan 26 09
4422 plays
5 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 Q
ignotus
May 22 08
2682 plays
6 England in 1000 A.D.
Do you know what Anglo-Saxon England was like in the year 1000 A.D.?
Tough
10 Q
pagiedamon
May 23 08
2331 plays
7 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!
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10 Q
uglybird
Apr 30 05
4515 plays
8 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.
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10 Q
TabbyTom
Nov 04 07
2319 plays
9 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?
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10 Q
rossian
Dec 06 12
1260 plays
10 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.
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10 Q
Flapjack44
Dec 04 06
5277 plays
11 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 Q
uglybird
Jan 23 05
1935 plays
12 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 Q
pagiedamon
Jun 22 08
1257 plays
13 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 Q
jonnowales
Jun 06 08
1338 plays
14 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.
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10 Q
rossian
Jul 12 10
1962 plays
15 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.
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10 Q
doomed
Sep 29 07
5073 plays
16 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.
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10 Q
Fifiona81
Oct 29 13
825 plays
17 Odd Man Out Tudor Style!
You have to find out what doesn't belong in each group of Tudor people and things.
Tough
20 Q
princess_1990
Apr 25 07
3978 plays
18 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 Q
uglybird
Sep 27 05
1968 plays
19 Georgians on My Mind
The Georgian era spanned five Kings and saw many changes. How much do you know about their reigns?
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10 Q
Christinap
Dec 25 12
417 plays
20 Britain in the 1950s
This quiz is about Britain and the British people during the 1950s.
Tough
15 Q
Big-al1st
Mar 20 07
3183 plays
21 The Peasants Are Revolting!
This quiz is all about the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 that forced England to reconsider the practicalities of its feudal system. Best of luck!
Tough
10 Q
KatieK54
Feb 04 11
384 plays
22 The Great Stink
The Great Stink of 1858 led to a major civil engineering project, the construction of London's sewer network. A Victorian milestone in public health and engineering, I hope you enjoy this unpleasant and smelly, yet interesting topic
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10 Q
keanet
Jun 01 08
1305 plays
23 Another Millennium of British History
I persuaded Rossian to collaborate with me on a quiz as a follow-up to her super quiz, 'A Millennium of British History'. There's one question for each century of the first millennium CE. Enjoy! Cheers, Cymruambyth
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10 Q
Cymruambyth
Jul 21 10
636 plays
24 Whose Reign Was It?
This quiz refers to events in the reigns of different English monarchs.
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15 Q
hj1
Oct 06 07
4515 plays
25 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 Q
Big-al1st
Jul 01 07
3510 plays
26 "When Christ and His Angels Slept"
The first of England's Civil Wars, took place between 1139-53, when according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, "Christ and His angels slept".
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20 Q
tripeuro
Aug 07 04
1671 plays
27 2000 Years of British History: I
The British Isles have a long and fascinating history dating back to prehistoric times. This part will explore the period from the Roman invasion until the beginning of the 18th century.
Tough
10 Q
romeomikegolf
Apr 06 10
993 plays
28 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 Q
romeomikegolf
Jan 17 10
681 plays
29 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.
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10 Q
ladymacb29
May 19 01
8673 plays
30 Pot Pourri of English History
A general mix of English history.
Tough
10 Q
sunfloweruk23
Mar 12 03
6492 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* 'Remember, remember the Fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot'. The fifth of November of which year?
* Against which British Monarch (and his or her government) was the 'Plot' directed?
* Guy Fawkes is the best remembered of the plotters, but who was their leader?
* Had the plot succeeded in killing the Monarch (and most of the government), the plotters planned to set up whom as puppet ruler?
* What was the overseer of a manor called?


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