Famous People throughout the Centuries Quiz
People of history - one per century since 1066! 11 Questions.
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By what title was William the Conqueror known in France?
William the Mighty
William the Bastard
William the Invincible
Which king of England supposedly died after eating a "surfeit of lampreys"?
King John's army stormed Rochester castle by using which innovative method?
Gunpowder to fire cannonballs
A trebuchet of French design
Setting it on fire by igniting the fat on a herd of pigs
Which leading figure of the 1389 Peasants' Revolt shares his name with a Cabinet minister from the last Labour government?
In which French city was Joan of Arc executed for witchcraft?
The Protestant bishops Cranmer, Latimer and Ridley were martyred for their faith during the reign of Mary Tudor, by being burnt at the stake in which English university city?
Near which English cathedral city did the army of the future Charles II suffer a catastrophic defeat to the Parliamentary army, on his abortive attempt to regain the throne in 1651?
Which of these signatories of the American Declaration of Independence was the only one to become President?
Which 19th century Romantic poet was famously described as "mad, bad and dangerous to know"?
George (Lord) Byron
Baroness Thatcher of ......? named for the part of Lincolnshire where her home town of Grantham is situated.
Who was the only female candidate for the leadership of the Labour party in the 2010 contest?
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