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  There are 32 quizzes and 325 trivia questions in this category.
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1
The Witches of Pendle

A quiz about the Pendle witches of Lancashire, England.
Tough (10 qns)
simon_templar
Jun 20 07
819 plays
2
Greenwich: A Time and a Place

Greenwich in South East London has a long and colourful history that has taken it from being an obscure point on the River Thames, east of London, to being a world heritage site and the centre of the world's time.
Average (10 qns)
Snowman
Nov 01 08
819 plays
3
London in the 14th Century

In the 14th century London and its adjacent town, Westminster, was the largest, the richest, the most powerful, the most polluted, and the most violent city in England. What sights might a visitor of that time have seen?
Average (10 qns)
Calpurnia09
May 17 10
1086 plays
4
Historic Hastings

Every Brit knows about the Battle of Hastings, but the town has also made a few other contributions to British history. This quiz calls for a general knowledge of British history and life rather than a detailed knowledge of Hastings.
Tough (10 qns)
TabbyTom
Apr 18 07
1194 plays
5
The Rebecca Riots - A Welsh Revolt

Throughout history the Welsh have often been a pretty unruly lot. (Don't write in - I'm of Welsh descent). Find out about the nineteenth century Rebecca Riots which took place in west Wales. What sparked the protests and what did they achieve?
Tough (10 qns)
Mutchisman
Dec 31 08
309 plays
6
Battersea

A potpourri on the part of London where I spent the first twenty years of my life. In those days Battersea was not the trendy place that it has become - quite the contrary. :) Enjoy!
Difficult (10 qns)
bloomsby
Jan 17 09
450 plays
7
The Villages that Turned into London

Originally founded by the Romans, London acquired its first city wall in the 2nd century. As population and disease grew, people of means began to move to areas outside the walls, gradually incorporating many once rural areas into Greater London.
Average (10 qns)
Englizzie
Jan 02 11
699 plays
8
London Goes West: Villages II

18th century London expanded westwards, utilizing the much improved Great West (Bath)Road. As travel improved, Bath became an easy coaching run for high society seeking cures and possibly a spouse.
Average (10 qns)
Englizzie
Feb 17 11
324 plays
9
A Brief History of Weymouth and Portland

This quiz takes a look at my home town of Weymouth which lies on the sunny southern coast of England. There is more to Weymouth than amusement arcades, sticks of rock and silly hats!
Average (15 qns)
SisterSeagull
Feb 10 16
114 plays
10
Norwich

These questions cover a wide time span and not 'bunched' round any one period. They are about Norwich, England - not any of the other 18 or so places called Norwich in other English-speaking countries.
Tough (10 qns)
bloomsby
Feb 16 08
480 plays
11
Lancaster Then and Now

Lancaster, Lancashire is one of the oldest cities in England. All of the questions in this quiz relate to Lancaster in some way.
Tough (10 qns)
NormanW5
Feb 04 10
210 plays
12
Lytham Through the Ages

I live in a small town called Lytham St Annes. It's made up of two towns, Lytham and St Annes. Here are a few questions about the town of Lytham. I'll write a separate quiz about St Annes.
Tough (10 qns)
mikew41
May 23 08
294 plays
13
Winchester Cathedral

A look at the history of Winchster Cathedral, Winchester Castle and Winchester itself.
Average (10 qns)
StarStruck60
Nov 07 10
2697 plays
14
The Pre-Historic Monuments of Britain

Britain is littered with the remains of prehistoric cultures. Most people will recognise Stonehenge but the story does not end there - come and have a look.
Average (10 qns)
colpeakbagger
Apr 14 11
513 plays
15
Historic London Houses

London's history is long, and many wonderful palaces and houses have been created for the privileged and wealthy. This quiz looks at just ten of these properties in and around London.
Average (10 qns)
topblue
May 19 10
543 plays
16
Isle of Wight: Historical Tour

Here's a look at some of the interesting things that have happened on this small island over the years.
Average (10 qns)
karlyn2
Jul 27 09
381 plays
17
Walking with Hartlepudlians

The site of my home town of Hartlepool, in North East England, has been settled since the Stone Age. Sinners and saints, kings and knaves have all made their mark since then ...
Tough (10 qns)
Rowena8482
Jan 10 09
258 plays
18
Leeds

This quiz is about some of the history of my birthplace, the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Average (10 qns)
demurechicky
May 08 09
420 plays
19
Somerset's Place in History

Somerset is one of the most varied and historic counties in England. This quiz invites you to explore some of that history.
Average (10 qns)
tartandisco
Oct 13 11
249 plays
20
Richmond-upon-Thames

The questions will cover the whole Borough of Richmond (near London) including the various districts e.g. Barnes, Mortlake, Twickenham etc. not just Richmond town itself.
Average (10 qns)
nytoffee
Oct 01 09
216 plays
21
Liverpool First

I wanted to prove there's more to my home town than two great football clubs, the Beatles and "a statue exceedingly bare".
Average (10 qns)
skumma
Oct 19 09
441 plays
22
Newcastle upon Tyne

Ten questions on the history of Newcastle Upon Tyne from the Normans to the 21st century.
Average (10 qns)
rockydog
Mar 23 07
807 plays
23
Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea in Essex is a veritable riviera, full of history and fun.
Tough (10 qns)
booboo11
Feb 15 08
432 plays
24
A Little Look at London History

London is one of the oldest and most historic cities in the world. This quiz only scrapes at the surface of its history. Hope you enjoy playing it.
Difficult (10 qns)
kittyconner
Oct 14 02
1701 plays
25
History of Lincoln, England

Lincoln is a beautiful city in the English East Midlands. Let's see how much you know about it.
Tough (10 qns)
lincolnshep
Jul 21 03
729 plays
26
History of Swindon

This quiz is about my old home town. If you live there or have anything to do with the town, I hope you find it interesting!
Tough (10 qns)
philipgrae
Mar 29 11
213 plays
27
Colchester

Colchester is a town in East Anglia. It has an interesting history, so I made a quiz on it!
Average (10 qns)
GreenGal
Jan 09 10
285 plays
28
Derby Through the Ages

A quiz about Derby through the ages from the Saxons to the 20th century.
Average (10 qns)
anjo41
Aug 05 08
270 plays
29
Old Derby and Derbyshire

A quiz about Old Derby and Derbyshire.
Average (10 qns)
anjo41
Oct 25 08
306 plays
30
Victorian Derby

Victorian Derby is set in and around Derby between 1837 and 1901.
Tough (10 qns)
anjo41
Jul 25 08
285 plays
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