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British History 5

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What was the name of the wing of the National Gallery which opened in 1991 to house the Renaissance collection?

  • Harrod's Wing
  • Waitrose Wing
  • Sainsbury Wing
  • Selfridge's Wing

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Which English king did not actually speak English?

  • George II
  • George I
  • William III
  • James II

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What has been banned in the House of Commons since 1693?

  • Swearing
  • Smoking
  • Snuff-taking
  • Sleeping

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With which industry were the 'Rainhill' trials of 1829 concerned?

  • Mining
  • Printing
  • Railways
  • Weaving

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Which Nobel Prize winning organisation was founded in London in 1961 by Peter Benenson?

  • Friends Services Council
  • Institute of International Law
  • International Labour Organisation
  • Amnesty International

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Henry VI of England was crowned king of which other European country in 1431?

  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands

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Who was the founder of the Bank of England?

  • Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax
  • William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire
  • Robert Walpole
  • Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

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What was the first pitched battle of the English Civil War?

  • Battle of Nantwich
  • Battle of Hastings
  • Battle of Rowton Heath
  • Battle of Edgehill

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John Profumo was the Secretary of State of which department when he was forced to resign?

  • Trade and Industry
  • Education
  • War
  • Employment

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When was the first successful criminal conviction on the basis of fingerprint evidence?

  • 1902
  • 1885
  • 1911
  • 1871

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Which English king was the first Prince of Wales?

  • Edward I
  • Edward II
  • Henry V
  • Henry VII

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Hever Castle in Kent was the childhood home of which historical figure?

  • Lord Nelson
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Duke of Wellington
  • Anne Boleyn

 

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