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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?

  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Charles the First
  • Brian Rix
  • James the Second

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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
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Samuel Pepys
  • Oliver Cromwell

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Which battle took place in the Civil War in October 1642 and is generally considered to be the first main battle in that war?

  • Tewkesbury
  • Barnet
  • Culloden
  • Edgehill

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Who was born in York in 1570 and died in London in 1606 after plotting to kill James the First?

  • Nigel Farage
  • Guy Fawkes
  • Ed Miliband
  • Dick Turpin

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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
  • Marston Moor

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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
  • Potato famine
  • A plague

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Who died in 1616 on the day we celebrate St George's Day?

  • James the First
  • William Shakespeare
  • St George
  • Christopher Marlowe

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What was established in 1694 to assist the Crown with its finances?

  • Post Office
  • Wonga
  • Piggy banks
  • Bank of England

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Who was the 17th century scientist who gives his name to a cradle and suffered from a falling apple?

  • Robert Hooke
  • William Tell
  • Granny Smith
  • Sir Isaac Newton

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Which village in Derbyshire is famed for its efforts to avoid the plague from spreading to the outside world in 1665?

  • Bakewell
  • Eyam
  • Fenny Bentley
  • Monyash