Statistics for British History A-Z

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  • This quiz has been taken 23,658 times
    (23,629 since last reset)
  • The average score is 16 of 26

Answer Stats

HintAnswer% Correct
AOne of these hit Harold Godwinson in the eye at the Battle of HastingsArrow
90%
HLong series of conflicts with the French, even longer than its name suggestsHundred Years War
86%
FThe most well known member of the gunpowder plotters. Oddly, we still burn
an effigy of him every 5th of November.
Guy Fawkes
85%
BHitler only had one of these, according to a WWII era songBall
84%
IOne of Queen Victoria's titles: Empress of _____India
83%
NThe worlds most famous alchemist, did some theorizing on gravity in his spare timeIsaac Newton
82%
YMortal enemies of the House of LancasterHouse of York
74%
OInvaded England during the Glorious Revolution: William of _____Orange
74%
EEnglish trading company which ended up seizing control of vast areas of AsiaEast India Company
72%
ZCountry which was formerly the British colony of Southern RhodesiaZimbabwe
70%
SBeautiful water fowl; through some quirk of history the queen apparently owns themSwan
69%
KCountry where the Mau Mau uprising occurredKenya
65%
WThis general did such a good job fighting Napoleon they made him a dukeDuke of Wellington
63%
TBrilliant mathematician, code breaker, and computing pioneerAlan Turing
62%
GSite of a disastrous campaign against the Ottomans in WWIGallipoli
61%
LThe remains of Richard III were found in a car park in this city in the MidlandsLeicester
57%
MProprietors of a flying circus. "He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy".Monty Python
56%
RExplorer and tobacco cheerleader, favourite of Elizabeth ISir Walter Raleigh
56%
VHMS _______, admiral Nelson's flagship at TrafalgarVictory
54%
DPrime Minister from 1874–1880 who thoroughly charmed Queen VictoriaBenjamin Disraeli
52%
UAn 11cm high vessel which contains the ashes of English cricketUrn
52%
PUnconquerable bunch north of Hadrian's WallPicts
47%
JLewis Carroll poem "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves. Did gyre and
gimble in the wabe."
Jabberwocky
44%
XColeridge poem: "In ______ did Kubla Khan, A stately pleasure-dome decree"Xanadu
40%
QBritish Marquess after whom the rules of boxing were namedQueensberry
35%
CMan who was proclaimed Roman Emperor by the legions of YorkConstantine
22%

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