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British History Quiz 7

More random questions on Britain's past 12 Questions.

 
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Which English dynasty was founded by a Welsh nobleman?

  • York
  • Plantagenet
  • Tudor
  • Lancaster

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What did the 'lolly ladies' once do in English theatres?

  • Collect box office money
  • Sell ice lollies
  • Entertain during the interval
  • Sell oranges

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Receiving it's original 'Charter' in 886, which is Britain's oldest city?

  • York
  • Ripon
  • Bristol
  • Lincoln

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Which English monarch introduced 'boiling' as the punishment for a poisoner?

  • Henry VII
  • Elizabeth I
  • Henry VIII
  • James I

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Which popular British 'sport' was banned in 1835?

  • Badger baiting
  • Cock fighting
  • Bear baiting
  • Bull baiting

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In 1995 a book was returned to Cambridge University library that was how many years overdue?

  • 68
  • 158
  • 288
  • 328

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In 1905, which emergency vehicles were motorised for the first time in Britain?

  • Fire engines
  • Ambulances
  • Police cars
  • Lifeboats

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Piers Gaveston was the lover of which English king?

  • Edward I
  • Richard II
  • Edward II
  • Henry III

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Which battle on British soil took place on 9th September 1513?

  • Battle of Flodden
  • Battle of Solway Moss
  • Battle of Bosworth Field
  • Battle of Shrewsbury

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Which painter became the first president of the Royal Academy in 1768?

  • Thomas Gainsborough
  • William Hogarth
  • Sir Henry Raeburn
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds

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What did Scotsman Kirkpatrick MacMillan invent c.1840?

  • Pedal bicycle
  • Burglar alarm
  • Glider
  • Linoleum

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The British postal rate for a letter was set at a penny in 1840. In what year was the first increase?

  • 1855
  • 1885
  • 1900
  • 1918

 

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