History of London

Can you answer these questions about the history of the city of London?
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What civilization founded Londinium around 50 AD?
The Romans
What Celtic queen destroyed the city about 10 years later?
What castle served as a prison for high-status prisoners such as Anne Boleyn
and Sir Walter Raleigh?
Tower of London
What famous theatre was built by Shakespeare's theatre company?
The Globe
What building has served as the site for many royal coronations and burials?
Westminster Abbey
What disease killed 25% of London's population in the 14th century and again in
the 17th century?
Black Death
Who wrote "Das Kapital" while living in London?
Karl Marx
What was the name of Germany's bombing campaign against London
during 1940 and 1941?
London Blitz
What cathedral was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1967?
St. Paul's
What disease did London have an outbreak of in 1854?
(John Snow traced it to a single tainted well)
What insurance market was founded in 1686?
Lloyd's of London
What road did the Beatles famously walk across in 1969?
Abbey Road
What smashing cultural movement of the 1960s was parodied by Austin Powers?
Swinging London
What climatological phenomenon killed thousands of people in 1952?
Great Smog of
What glass building was built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851?
The Crystal Palace
What district of London is home to the world's oldest tennis tournament, first held in 1877?
What was the term for the months of the year when the country aristocracy
would congregate in London?
London Season
Where did the Great Fire of London start?
Pudding Lane
What cheap liquor became extremely popular in London in the first half of the 1700s?
What unidentified serial killer killed at least five women in 1888?
Jack the Ripper
Level 71
Jun 1, 2017
Finally, one that's not about a US state/city.

Paris/Rome might be good choices.

Level 57
Jul 19, 2017
You can create quizzes here. Candles/Darkness, etc.
Level 77
Sep 18, 2017
Yes, but them getting featured is another matter.
Level 67
Jun 1, 2017
Level 76
Jun 4, 2017
If we're talking administrative districts, could you also accept Merton for the tennis Q? A bit tossy, but was the first thing I tried
Level 58
Jul 19, 2017
Very tossy! The question doesn't ask for an administrative district. It's clear that the question is asking for the name of the tournament which is also the name of a particular area of London. Why is common sense so lacking on this site?
Level 81
Jul 19, 2017
Because people who frequent quiz sites like to show off their knowledge. That's why pedantism is rampant on this site.
Level 71
Jul 19, 2017
I have to agree with this palindromic nerd.
Level 75
Jul 20, 2017
It's called pedantry :-P
Level 81
Jul 20, 2017
And the habit of pedantry is known as pedantism - believe me, I know my own faults. pedantism NOUN Pedantic language, attitude, or method; the habit of pedantry.
Level 75
Jan 12, 2018
It was a joke
Level 59
Jul 19, 2017
Can Salami be accepted for Marx? That's my pet name for him and it was the first thing I tried.
Level 53
Jul 20, 2017
Level 79
Jul 20, 2017
I tried underground and then counterculture - never heard of Swinging London and I was a teenager in the '60s. But I've never seen an Austin Powers movie, so maybe that was key. Maybe that also explains the Roger Miller hit of the '60s, "England Swings".
Level 78
Apr 4, 2019
Don't forget the Judy Carne sketches on "Laugh-In". It may be rice wine to you, but it's still saki to me - a play on their "sock-it-to-me" catch phrase.
Level 42
May 8, 2019
I've heard of the swinging sixties, but not necessarily in direct reference to London.
Level 31
Feb 11, 2018
missed Abbey Road.