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The 88s History Quiz

What happened in the last 1000 years when the year was '88 10 Questions.

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Who led the failed Rebellion of 1088 against William II?

  • The future Henry I
  • Odo of Bayeux
  • Matilda (Maud)
  • The future King Stephen


Which prison was built in London in 1188?

  • Wandsworth Scrubs
  • Brixton
  • Holloway
  • Newgate


In 1288, the Scottish Parliament passed a law allowing what?

  • Women could propose to men during leap years
  • Englishmen entering Edinburgh during August could be killed
  • The use of Bagpipes were to be allowed within 30 furlongs of St. Margaret's Church
  • Exports of Haggis to Ireland were free of export taxes


The entire court of Richard II of England are convicted of treason , and are all either executed or exiled - But, by which Parliament?

  • The Dreadful Parliament
  • The Merciless Parliament
  • The Terrible Parliament
  • The Bloody Parliament


Which King of Scotland Died in 1488?

  • Malcolm
  • Macbeth
  • James III
  • James II


In 1588 the Spanish Armada sailed to England to depose Queen Elizabeth. Who was the Lord High Admiral under Elizabeth I?

  • Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Sir John Hawkins


King William III entered London in December 1688. But who invited him to come and rule in place of the Catholic-leaning King James II?

  • The Patriotic Seven
  • The Immortal Seven
  • The Royalist Seven
  • The Treacherous Seven


In 1788, which composer finished his penultimate symphony (no. 40) in G. Minor?

  • Beethoven
  • Hayden
  • Mozart
  • JL Bach


Which sporting association was founded in 1888?

  • The Football Association
  • The Lawn Tennis Association
  • The MCC
  • The British Cycling Association


In 1988, Osama Bin Laden formed Al Qaeda, but, which UK political party was also formed in 1988?

  • The Green Party
  • UKIP
  • The Liberal Democrats
  • The Monster Raving Loony Party