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1 Guess Who Was Born in the East End
The East End of London is generally considered one of the poorest parts of England. Whether or not that is still true, it has produced some wonderful people. This is a quiz about some of them.
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15 Q
kittyconner
Mar 09 14
201 plays
2 Battle of Britain Fighter Ace
The person who this quiz is about is generally accepted to have been the top scoring allied fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!
Difficult
10 Q
Quiz_Beagle
Jan 28 07
510 plays
3 A Blue Plaque Guide to London [2]
Welcome to the second part of my alphabetical stroll around the homes of those Londoners and visitors that carry a commemorative blue plaque.
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10 Q
stedman
Sep 21 03
1773 plays
4 Blue Plaques: We're Not Just Londoners
English Heritage expanded its official Blue Plaque scheme in 1998 to cover Liverpool & Merseyside, Southampton, Birmingham & Portsmouth. The Blue Plaques in these areas invite you to identify the famous people they commemorate.
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10 Q
rossian
Nov 26 11
378 plays
5 Ginger Lacey after the Battle of Britain
You may have played the 'Battle of Britain Fighter Ace' about Ginger Lacey. This quiz follows Ginger and what he did during the rest of World War II. Enjoy!
Tough
15 Q
Quiz_Beagle
Feb 03 07
333 plays
6 A Blue Plaque Guide to London [3]
And so my guide to the residences of a few famous Londoners and visitors comes to an end, with a look at those people who find themselves towards the end of any alphabetical list.
Easy
10 Q
stedman
Sep 26 03
1977 plays
7 The Hastings Link
Apart from being well-known for a famous battle, there are some other facts about people associated with Hastings/St Leonards-on-Sea which may surprise you. See if you know what they are and maybe learn something interesting from the quiz.
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10 Q
roxymary
Jul 02 08
690 plays
8 Kevin Ashman - Quizzer Extraordinaire
You've seen quizzes on the world's best sportsmen, actors, and singers, but what about the world's best quizzer? Take this quiz to look at the man who has mastered the thing that FunTrivia is based on - trivia!
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10 Q
doublemm
Oct 03 09
360 plays
9 Historic British Quotations
Ten quotations from British history. Most are of the 'who-said-it' kind but some are a little different. The quotations are not in chronological order.
Difficult
10 Q
bloomsby
Feb 01 02
6825 plays
10 Famous People in Eltham, London
When putting together my "Blue Plaque" quizzes, I came across just about enough people from Eltham to justify a quiz of their own. So here are some more-or-less famous people from this obscure area of Southeast London.
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10 Q
stedman
Oct 04 03
1272 plays
11 Famous People Linked to Leicestershire
Partly because of its central location, Leicestershire has figured large in the history of England. Over the centuries there have been many famous people that have a link with the county. How many can you recognise?
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10 Q
romeomikegolf
Aug 12 07
609 plays
12 A Blue Plaque Guide to London [1]
A circular blue plaque on a building, marking the place of birth or residence of a distinguished resident or visitor, is a familiar sight around London. How many of them can you identify?
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10 Q
stedman
Sep 13 03
1578 plays
13 'Don't Lose Your Head!'
A look at some of the unfortunate Britons who completely lost their heads after meeting the executioner. Not for the faint-hearted!
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10 Q
Mutchisman
Dec 10 06
1698 plays
14 Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester
Lover, adulterer, royal suitor - Robert Dudley lead a life of scandal in the 1500s. He was a very close friend of Elizabeth I since childhood and managed to create his own place in history.
Average
10 Q
BuffyAnneLove
Sep 09 07
579 plays
15 Born in Norfolk
Ten questions about well-known people born in the East Anglian county of Norfolk. Hope you enjoyed the quiz. If so, then check out some of my others online.
Average
10 Q
EnglishJedi
Dec 02 08
543 plays
16 The Famous Folk of Cumbria
How much do you know about the famous folk of Cumbria, past and present?
Tough
10 Q
operator42
Mar 24 07
579 plays
17 Sir Francis Walsingham, Royal Spymaster. 1530-1590
Reputed founder of modern espionage, (The second oldest profession), Sir Francis Walsingham added a chilling, merciless zealotry to his position as Spymaster Extraordinaire.
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10 Q
Englizzie
Jun 09 10
159 plays
18 The Mystery Of Lord Lucan
There are many theories surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the 7th Earl of Lucan in 1974. This quiz will test your knowledge of one of Britain's most infamous missing person.
Tough
10 Q
DUFFMONKEY
Nov 20 07
462 plays
19 From down there in the West Country
Although Devon and Cornwall are two of England's least populated counties, they have produced plenty of stars...
Tough
10 Q
EnglishJedi
Aug 12 08
432 plays
20 Sir Walter Raleigh
Explorer, soldier, courtier, lover, poet, historian, - Sir Walter Raleigh was all of these. Here are a few questions on his unusually varied life.
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10 Q
TabbyTom
Feb 06 04
915 plays
21 Hampshire & Isle of Wight Natives
I may not be one of the most famous people born in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, but some natives have made it big.
Tough
10 Q
EnglishJedi
Aug 02 08
480 plays
22 Famous People from Leeds
This quiz focuses on ten famous people who were born or brought up in Leeds, Yorkshire.
Average
10 Q
Helmar
Sep 05 09
435 plays
23 Famous People from Lancashire
I have already mentioned a few famous Lancastrians in my quizzes about Lancashire, and here are some more people who are were born in Lancashire.
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10 Q
pollygw
Mar 14 06
834 plays
24 Derbyshire's Own
Over the last 500 years many people born or raised within our borders have gone onto fame and sometimes fortune. This is a quiz about 10 of them
Tough
10 Q
anjo41
May 23 09
324 plays
25 Famous People Connected with Lancashire
Here is a quiz about some famous people who, although not actually born in the county, were famously connected with places or events in Lancashire.
Tough
10 Q
pollygw
Mar 18 06
786 plays
26 Staffordshire People and Places
I could not find a quiz about Staffordshire in Funtrivia, so here are a few questions from my limited knowledge concerning people and places in the county's history.
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10 Q
tapspile
Sep 12 07
447 plays
27 Horatio Nelson
The life of Horatio Nelson.
Tough
10 Q
sigs42
Aug 28 08
420 plays
28 Famous Northumbrians
The beautiful county of Northumberland has had its fair share of famous inhabitants. I hope that you'll enjoy this quiz about some of them both past and present.
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10 Q
PeggyLouisa
Nov 20 09
285 plays
29 Famous Cornish People
Cornwall is famous for a number of inventions and people, can you correctly identify some of them?
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10 Q
enwrigpd
Jan 07 07
516 plays
30 Douglas Bader
Douglas Bader was one of the most famous British fighter aces of WW2. He had lost both his legs in a flying accident before the war and became an inspiration to others who suffered disability in accidents.
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10 Q
Plumbus
Feb 23 04
786 plays
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