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British History
  There are 201 quizzes in this category.
Take UK History - The Mixed Quiz ( Scores )
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
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folder Great Fire of London (4) folder Norman Conquest (5)
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folder Scottish Wars of Independence (2) folder The Anarchy (3)
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folder Welsh History (6)
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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)
leith90
Oct 05 09
9774 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 qns)
ignotus
Feb 25 09
3651 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?
Average (10 qns)
glendathecat
Aug 29 09
1941 plays
4
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)
Pagiedamon
Jan 26 09
4842 plays
5
England in 1000 A.D.

Do you know what Anglo-Saxon England was like in the year 1000 A.D.?
Tough (10 qns)
pagiedamon
May 23 08
2598 plays
6
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)
rossian
May 31 16
360 plays
7
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)
rossian
Mar 21 15
528 plays
8
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)
rossian
Dec 06 12
1944 plays
9
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)
uglybird
Apr 30 05
4833 plays
10
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)
ignotus
May 22 08
2853 plays
11
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)
Fifiona81
Oct 29 13
1353 plays
12
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)
TabbyTom
Nov 04 07
2454 plays
13
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)
Flapjack44
Dec 04 06
5751 plays
14
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)
uglybird
Jan 23 05
2007 plays
15
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)
pagiedamon
Jun 22 08
1392 plays
16
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)
jonnowales
Jun 06 08
1461 plays
17
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)
stedman
Feb 02 15
462 plays
18
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)
doomed
Sep 29 07
5301 plays
19
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)
uglybird
Sep 27 05
2061 plays
20
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)
rossian
Jul 12 10
2346 plays
21
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)
princess_1990
Apr 25 07
4191 plays
22
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)
Christinap
Dec 25 12
543 plays
23
Britain in the 1950s

This quiz is about Britain and the British people during the 1950s.
Tough (15 qns)
Big-al1st
Mar 20 07
3306 plays
24
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)
rossian
Jan 17 15
348 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 qns)
Big-al1st
Jul 01 07
3672 plays
26
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)
romeomikegolf
Jan 17 10
810 plays
27
Whose Reign Was It?

This quiz refers to events in the reigns of different English monarchs.
Average (15 qns)
hj1
Oct 06 07
4773 plays
28
Pot Pourri of English History

A general mix of English history.
Tough (10 qns)
sunfloweruk23
Mar 12 03
6735 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.
Average (10 qns)
ladymacb29
May 19 01
9249 plays
30
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 qns)
romeomikegolf
Apr 06 10
1086 plays
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