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British Histography Quiz 8

Mixed history and geography from around the British Isles 12 Questions.

 
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What was the capital of England between the 9th and 11th centuries?

  • Bath
  • Canterbury
  • Salisbury
  • Winchester

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From which English city did 'Concorde' make it's maiden flight?

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • London
  • Manchester

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In which year did the Edinburgh Festival first take place?

  • 1947
  • 1953
  • 1959
  • 1965

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Where would you find the tomb of King Henry VIII?

  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • St George's Chapel, Windsor
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Westminster Abbey

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In which year did the Union of Great Britain and Ireland come into force?

  • 1781
  • 1801
  • 1821
  • 1841

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Which royal residence was built in the 1530's, on the site of an 11th century leper hospital?

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Greenwich Palace
  • Kensington Palace
  • St James's Palace

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Which Suffolk town was the first in Britain to have a woman as Mayor?

  • Aldeburgh
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Saxmundham
  • Stowmarket

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Which English town was known to the Romans as Sarum?

  • Saffron Walden
  • St Albans
  • St Austell
  • Salisbury

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Which is the only English city whose ancient walls remain complete?

  • Carlisle
  • Chester
  • Newcastle
  • York

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Which Tory Party Chairman lost his Bath constituency seat in the 1992 General Election?

  • George Entwhistle
  • Norman Fowler
  • Chris Huhne
  • Chris Patten

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In which decade of the 18th century was the first race meeting held at Royal Ascot?

  • 1710's
  • 1730's
  • 1750's
  • 1770's

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Which 17th century English poet was Dean of St Paul's Cathedral?

  • John Donne
  • John Dryden
  • George Herbert
  • Robert Herrick

 

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