17th Century Events Quiz
Famous happenings in the UK 10 Questions.
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Who was executed in 1649 at the Palace of Whitehall?
Charles the First
James the Second
Who watched the Great Fire of London from near the Tower of London in 1666 and recorded the fact for us to read?
Charles the Second
Which battle took place in the Civil War in October 1642 and is generally considered to be the first main battle in that war?
Who was born in York in 1570 and died in London in 1606 after plotting to kill James the First?
Which battle in 1690 actually took place in the modern day Irish Republic and is still commemorated every July?
Battle of Sedgemoor
Battle of Sole Bay
Battle of the Boyne
What event in Ireland in 1607 led to Hugh O'Neill and his compatriots leaving and having their lands passed to Protestant "planters"?
Invention of the motor bike
Flight of the Earls
Who died in 1616 on the day we celebrate St George's Day?
James the First
What was established in 1694 to assist the Crown with its finances?
Bank of England
Who was the 17th century scientist who gives his name to a cradle and suffered from a falling apple?
Sir Isaac Newton
Which village in Derbyshire is famed for its efforts to avoid the plague from spreading to the outside world in 1665?
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