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246 UK History quizzes and 3,444 UK History trivia questions.
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  Feudal Terms top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
All these words date from the Middle Ages, with some still in use into the twenty-first century. Can you match the descriptions to the names?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 02 22
Average
rossian editor
Nov 02 22
297 plays
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  Chronology of English History: 1 best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Nov 16 12
Average
doomed
5901 plays
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  British History - What Happened Next? best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Average
Fifiona81 editor
2286 plays
4.
  The UK in the Second Millennium top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Join us on a brisk wander through some notable events in UK history during the second millennium (1001 to 2000 AD).
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Feb 25 17
Average
eburge gold member
Feb 25 17
1579 plays
5.
  Back to the Twentieth Century popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here's my final quiz in this series, and we're looking at history which is within living memory for many of us. As usual, there will be one question for each decade of the century.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 10 21
Average
rossian editor
Jul 10 21
665 plays
6.
  A Millennium of British History top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Average
rossian editor
3123 plays
7.
  Elizabethan Times popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
Answer these questions about Elizabethan Times.
Average, 10 Qns, lovesmoodies, Jun 04 21
Average
lovesmoodies
Jun 04 21
9570 plays
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  Back to the Twelfth Century top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
We're heading back in time to look at some of the people and events in the history of what is now the United Kingdom. As usual, you'll have one question for each decade of the century.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 19 20
Average
rossian editor
Oct 19 20
426 plays
9.
  Back to the Eighteenth Century top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
We're nearly at the end of my series of quizzes on English/British history by centuries. This quiz covers UK history from the eighteenth century and, as usual, will have one question for each decade.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 31 21
Average
rossian editor
Mar 31 21
580 plays
10.
  Regency England: History and Culture best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Oct 27 13
Average
uglybird gold member
5164 plays
trivia question Quick Question
January 1942 saw the first broadcast of this long running radio series, with introductory music of 'By the Sleepy Lagoon'. Which of these is it?

From Quiz "Back to the Twentieth Century"




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  Pot Pourri of English History top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A general mix of English history.
Tough, 10 Qns, sunfloweruk23, Feb 17 14
Tough
sunfloweruk23
6958 plays
12.
  London Through the Centuries top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
Average
stedman editor
914 plays
13.
  Whose Reign Was It? top quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
This quiz refers to events in the reigns of different English monarchs.
Average, 15 Qns, hj1, Jun 10 19
Average
hj1
Jun 10 19
5153 plays
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  Back to the Fourteenth Century best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 27 17
Average
rossian editor
Jan 27 17
737 plays
15.
  Royal English Deaths - 10 questions - 3 mins
I'm an English monarch. I'll tell you how I died, and you see if you can guess who I am!
Average, 10 Qns, Buferos, Jan 31 21
Average
Buferos
Jan 31 21
409 plays
16.
  Take this British History Quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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 27 10
Average
ladymacb29 editor
9930 plays
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  Back to the Eleventh Century great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Feb 09 15
Average
rossian editor
782 plays
18.
  Historical Snippets 3 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are more snippets of English history that are interesting or amusing. Enjoy the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Dec 28 20
Average
Creedy gold member
Dec 28 20
401 plays
19.
  Facts and Trivia from British History - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about well-known and less well-known facts from British History. Multiple Choice in all cases.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 13 06
Average
flem-ish
5705 plays
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  From Great Britain to the United Kingdom great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz leads briefly up to the formation of Great Britain in 1707, and then to its follow up formation of the mighty United Kingdom.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Sep 15 18
Average
Creedy gold member
Sep 15 18
396 plays
21.
  Of Judges and Regicides best quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
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, May 21 06
Tough
uglybird gold member
2086 plays
22.
  England in 1000 A.D. best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Do you know what Anglo-Saxon England was like in the year 1000 A.D.?
Tough, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Dec 04 09
Tough
pagiedamon gold member
2937 plays
23.
  Oddities From British History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
It's often the silly little facts that get most of our attention in 'history', as any tourist guide may tell you.Just check your knowledge on some such 'odd facts' from British and occasionally Irish history.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 09 17
Average
flem-ish
Jul 09 17
7107 plays
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  Back to the Thirteenth Century top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Another century; another quiz. As usual, I will pose one question for each decade of the century.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 31 16
Average
rossian editor
May 31 16
874 plays
25.
  The Travails of the Union Jack top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Jan 13 15
Tough
uglybird gold member
2146 plays
26.
  Georgians on My Mind popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Average
Christinap
811 plays
27.
  More Oddities From British History - 10 questions - 4 mins
Of course history is about 'causes and effects', and evolutions on a broad basis and all that, but sometimes the details and the gossip are nice too. Here follow some such 'odd facts' from Britain's history.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 04 13
Average
flem-ish
5783 plays
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  Another Millennium of British History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Jul 21 10
Tough
Cymruambyth gold member
1106 plays
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We Brits are a funny old bunch, with a proud, yet sometimes erratic and occasionally even shameful history. How much do you know about us?
Average, 15 Qns, Jennifer84, Dec 18 18
Average
Jennifer84
Dec 18 18
592 plays
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  Snippets of English History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
All the 'snippets' in this quiz are asssociated with a king or queen of England. See if you can make the right connections.
Average, 10 Qns, Jomarion, Mar 09 14
Average
Jomarion
909 plays
31.
  Bizarre British History - 10 questions - 5 mins
Startling and little-known facts about the 'sceptered isle' and its inhabitants.
Tough, 10 Qns, ingilby, Dec 25 10
Tough
ingilby
4272 plays
32.
  The Elizabethans popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Elizabethan world was an interesting time. Here are some of the people who dominated the scene.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 22 21
Average
robert362
Mar 22 21
3571 plays
33.
  2000 Years of British History: I great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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 08 10
Tough
romeomikegolf gold member
1204 plays
34.
  London Timeline - 10 questions - 4 mins
Now, I hate quizzes where dates are concerned - so I thought I'd make one! These are all historic dates in London's history. Don't worry, it shouldn't be too difficult ...
Tough, 10 Qns, succubus, Apr 11 06
Tough
succubus
2124 plays
35.
  Vikings in England! best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, Dec 05 09
Difficult
pagiedamon gold member
1486 plays
36.
  British History in Roman Numerals - 10 questions - 3 mins
In this quiz, an important year in British history is presented in Roman numerals. You are then asked a question related to the event(s) of that year. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Oct 09 15
Easier
DeepHistory gold member
762 plays
37.
  The British Crown Jewels great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Kept safe in the Tower of London, What do you know about these priceless gems?
Tough, 10 Qns, smpdit, Feb 19 09
Tough
smpdit gold member
992 plays
38.
The establishment of royal forests was a tremendous force in the history of England over the last thousand years. Test your knowledge of forest history, especially the New Forest.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Mar 11 17
Average
CellarDoor gold member
Mar 11 17
207 plays
39.
  Historic English Villages popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Whether they are small or large, English Villages have played an important part in England historical, geographical and cultural development. This quiz is about ten such communities.
Average, 10 Qns, topblue, Sep 21 15
Average
topblue
1262 plays
40.
  2000 Years of British History: 2 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This second part will cover some of the significant events during the period from the beginning of the 18th century to the end of the 20th century.
Tough, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Feb 08 15
Tough
romeomikegolf gold member
904 plays
41.
  Famous Dates in English History - 10 questions - 4 mins
Most years from 900-1700 had significant events in English history. From the clues, you need to select the year the events happened.
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Apr 08 16
Average
lowtechmaster
Apr 08 16
979 plays
42.
  English Canals - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ten questions concerning the history and use of artificial waterways in England.
Tough, 10 Qns, Charlesw321, Jul 29 16
Tough
Charlesw321 gold member
Jul 29 16
324 plays
43.
  From Heptarchy to Commonwealth - 10 questions - 4 mins
Trace the development of the United Kingdom and British Commonwealth in these 10 questions.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jul 01 20
Average
bernie73 gold member
Jul 01 20
236 plays
44.
  British History III - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz goes from James I of England to Charles I.
Average, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Mar 02 16
Average
ladymacb29 editor
Mar 02 16
3246 plays
45.
  The Glorious Revolution - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is my first quiz, a short one about the Glorious Revolution. I hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 10 Qns, person4, Mar 06 14
Tough
person4
565 plays
46.
  The Peasants Are Revolting! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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 Qns, KatieK54, Jan 14 17
Tough
KatieK54 gold member
Jan 14 17
509 plays
47.
  Mysteries And Crime - History - 10 questions - 5 mins
Was there ever a country more suited for Mysterious Events and Strange Crimes than the UK? Could Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde have been written by any other author than a British one? Up to you to see how well matched you are to the oddities of Britain's past.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 08 08
Tough
flem-ish
3161 plays
48.
  Famous Years In British History - 10 questions - 3 mins
Anybody who knows a small amount about British History ought to get 10/10. Come on, give it a go. I welcome feedback.
Average, 10 Qns, mash_freak, Mar 02 08
Average
mash_freak
2718 plays
49.
  Some Queries About English History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz asks questions ranging from prehistoric Britain to the present day. There are rather a lot of questions about monarchs, but that is because I find them fascinating.
Average, 10 Qns, Onionsauce, Oct 15 13
Average
Onionsauce
855 plays
50.
  British History IV - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz covers history from Charles I to the foreshadows of Oliver Cromwell's rule.
Tough, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Jun 16 21
Tough
ladymacb29 editor
Jun 16 21
2516 plays
51.
  Festival of Britain popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The first in a series of quizzes based around items I have kept as souvenirs of various events over the years. First, a commemorative coin for The Festival of Britain.
Tough, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Mar 08 10
Tough
StarStruck60
531 plays
52.
  The Tolpuddle Martyrs popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The Tolpuddle Martyrs were early Trade Unionists. How much do you know about them and their part in early Trade Union history?
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Aug 21 08
Average
Christinap
329 plays
53.
  Deal - A Small Town in East Kent - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are some mixed questions about my adopted home town, Deal. I hope you enjoy this, my first quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, NosliwYnot, Feb 06 22
Average
NosliwYnot
Feb 06 22
96 plays
54.
  British History X - 10 questions - 3 mins
From 1745 to Victoria.
Average, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Feb 22 14
Average
ladymacb29 editor
1988 plays
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Some facts, names and events from British History have become key-terms in the collective memory of the U.K. and are also remembered outside the U.K.. See how well acquainted you are with them.
Difficult, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 28 09
Difficult
flem-ish
3044 plays
56.
  British History - 20th century - 10 questions - 5 mins
Test your knowledge of British history with this set of questions. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, stu-sct, Nov 14 11
Tough
stu-sct
2376 plays
57.
  A Mixture of English Disasters - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is a mixture of English historical trivia. It is about London disasters. What do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 16 18
Average
dcpddc478
Sep 16 18
389 plays
58.
  A Pocketful of History - 10 questions - 5 mins
Designs on the reverse of some British coins have changed in recent times to celebrate the anniversaries of historical events. Have a look at your change! What can you learn from it?
Tough, 10 Qns, MaggieG, Jan 10 13
Tough
MaggieG gold member
658 plays
59.
  English Church History - 10 questions - 5 mins
A look at some of the interesting facts, people and events of English history as it relates to Christianity
Tough, 10 Qns, nytoffee, Dec 06 15
Tough
nytoffee
466 plays
60.
  Tough British History Quiz - 10 Questions - 10 questions - 5 mins
A medium level of difficulty relating to British History from the earliest days to the present, with a slight bias towards the military history.
Tough, 10 Qns, retrograde, Jul 20 11
Tough
retrograde
2396 plays
61.
  Britain in the Eighteenth Century - 10 questions - 7 mins
Hello and welcome to my quiz on Britain in the eighteenth century. It was a massively exciting period culturally, socially and politically - this quiz will show you some of the reasons why!
Difficult, 10 Qns, bolan1, Sep 18 08
Difficult
bolan1
1214 plays
62.
  The Boudican Revolt - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz on the Boudican Revolt against the Romans. Shouldn't be too hard if you know the subject, and I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, Seillean, Jan 27 11
Average
Seillean
268 plays
63.
  When Adam Delved - 10 questions - 4 mins
"When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman?" was a call for action. The questions deal with this call, the individual who is credited with saying it and the aftermath.
Average, 10 Qns, TimTamMan, Jul 28 13
Average
TimTamMan gold member
354 plays
64.
  Britain, my Britain - 10 questions - 4 mins
Unusual facts of British Life - past and present. Title change as misstified pointed out some questions covered Wales and Scotland
Tough, 10 Qns, riodice, Dec 29 12
Tough
riodice
725 plays
65.
  North of the Humber: II - 10 questions - 5 mins
More questions about Northumbria in the mid to late 7th century.
Difficult, 10 Qns, yorkie1, Oct 31 06
Difficult
yorkie1
322 plays
66.
  Britain: Medieval History - 15 questions - 6 mins
This quiz will test your general knowledge of events and people of medieval Britain, Scotland and England in particular.
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, hayt_druid, May 06 06
Very Difficult
hayt_druid
1948 plays
67.
  The 'Great Heathen Army' of 865 - 10 questions - 6 mins
In search of plunder, slaves and wealth, Vikings had been raiding the English kingdoms since the attack on Lindisfarne in 793. That changed drastically in 865 when the "Great Heathen army" arrived in England.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Yorkie1, Dec 11 06
Difficult
Yorkie1
573 plays
68.
  UK and Irish History '66 - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is a quiz of the history of Ireland and the UK with a twist - all of the questions refer to events that happened in a year that ended in '66.
Average, 10 Qns, parnasse, May 27 07
Average
parnasse
1621 plays
69.
  British Trade Union History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
A few questions on the history of organized labour in Britain.
Difficult, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Mar 19 02
Difficult
TabbyTom gold member
765 plays
70.
  British Disasters - 10 questions - 5 mins
Do you remember the passenger ferry disaster of the late 80s or the plane brought down by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie? This quiz should exercise your grey cells and jog a few poignant memories.
Tough, 10 Qns, jokemachine, Aug 05 10
Tough
jokemachine
1211 plays
71.
  Life in an English Workhouse - 10 questions - 6 mins
Ever wondered what life was like in a workhouse? Hopefully this quiz will answer some of your questions.
Difficult, 10 Qns, lorstrivia, Feb 20 10
Difficult
lorstrivia
472 plays
72.
  North of the Humber - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz covering the early years of the kingdom of Northumbria from the 540s to 630s.
Tough, 10 Qns, Yorkie1, Aug 26 19
Tough
Yorkie1
Aug 26 19
330 plays
73.
  Road to Absolutism in England: I - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is the first part of the quiz about the last years of the Wars of Roses. Check your knowledge of the subject, and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Kserkso, Sep 13 08
Average
Kserkso
538 plays
74.
Britain has a long and rich history of fringe politics of both left-wing and right-wing varieties. Test your knowledge and see how much you know about the history of these movements.
Average, 10 Qns, RevSpectre, Oct 26 09
Average
RevSpectre
357 plays
75.
  Medieval Gossip Columnists - 10 questions - 6 mins
Medieval chroniclers were usually members of monastic orders. This quiz looks at chroniclers covering the turbulent reigns of Henry II and his sons Richard I and John.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Jul 04 04
Difficult
bracklaman
569 plays
76.
  The Jews in British History - 5 questions - 5 mins
While doing my British History quizzes, I came upon some interesting info for this quiz...
Difficult, 5 Qns, ladymacb29, Jan 09 12
Difficult
ladymacb29 editor
1016 plays
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