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British History Quiz 10

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Which battle, fought on 2nd July 1644, is considered to be the turning point of the English Civil War?

  • Lostwithiel
  • Marston Moor
  • Naseby
  • Winceby

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When was the lance formally abandoned as a weapon by the British Army?

  • 1877
  • 1903
  • 1927
  • 1948

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What board game was found on board the wreck of the 'Mary Rose' when it was raised from the sea in 1982?

  • Backgammon
  • Chess
  • Cribbage
  • Snakes and Ladders

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Who was responsible for introducing 'Bank Holidays' in the UK?

  • Sir Edward Bates
  • Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • Sir John Lubbock
  • Sir Douglas Straight

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How many kings separate Henry I from Edward I?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five

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Whose spinning 'mule' was a key invention during the Industrial Revolution?

  • Richard Arkwright
  • Samuel Crompton
  • William Ged
  • James Hargreaves

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In which year was the 70 mph speed limit introduced on Britain's roads?

  • 1950
  • 1955
  • 1960
  • 1965

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In 1616, who became the first - although unofficial - Poet Laureate?

  • Sir William Davenant
  • Ben Jonson
  • Thomas Shadwell
  • Nathum Tate

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By what nickname were waitresses at Lyon's Corner House once known?

  • Nippers
  • Nippettes
  • Nippies
  • Nipplets

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What did Robert the Bruce reputedly die of?

  • Dysentry
  • Leprosy
  • The Plague
  • Tuberculosis

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In which decade did canals first come into use in Britain?

  • 1750's
  • 1770's
  • 1790's
  • 1810's

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Who was the first Tory leader not to have attended a public school?

  • William Hague
  • Edward Heath
  • John Major
  • Margaret Thatcher

 

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