British History by Letter - A

Can you guess the answers relating to British History that start with the letter A
Some answers may regard the histories of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland before the formation of the United Kingdom and Irish Independence
An attempt has been made to order questions chronologically where possible
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Last updated: March 7, 2021
First submittedMay 29, 2020
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Intended as an expansion to the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire, this wall is abandoned eight years after its completion
Antonine Wall
Saint venerated as the first recorded Briton-Christian martyr, believed to have been beheaded in a town that now shares his name
St Alban
Group of Germanic people that settled in England following the Roman withdrawal
Angles
King of Wessex that successfully defended the kingdom from the Vikings
Alfred the Great
Former Queen Consort of France, wife of Henry II and mother to three kings
Eleanor of Aquitaine
An army of mostly English and Welsh archers are led by Henry V to victory against the French
Agincourt
Despite being heavily pregnant, this Queen Consort rode north in full armour to address the troops before their eventual victory at the Battle of Flodden Field
Catherine of Aragon
This fleet of ships, the greatest naval power at the time is defeated by the significantly weaker Elizabethan navy in the English Channel
Spanish Armada
Following an Act of Union in 1707, this Queen becomes the first monarch of the Kingdom of Great Britain
Queen Anne
With a purse of 100 guineas, the first race is held at this Berkshire racecourse
Ascot
This war begins in 1775, fought primarily between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen American Colonies
American Revolutionary War
Prince Consort heavily involved in the Great Exhibition of 1851
Prince Albert
First woman to take her seat in parliament
Lady Nancy Astor
Welsh village where 116 children and 28 adults where killed when a colliery spoil tip collapsed, engulfing the nearby junior school
Aberfan
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Level 72
May 30, 2020
Considering that all answers are supposed to begin with "A", you are insisting on several prefixes - e.g. "St". Please correct.
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Level 51
May 30, 2020
I have edited most of the type-ins, cheers for bringing it up
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Level 72
Mar 7, 2021
Thanks. It's a good quiz. Neither Eleanor nor Catherine begin with an "A". I tried both Aquitaine and Aragon and they didn't work. Could you allow those answers?
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Level 72
Aug 30, 2020
Eleanor is the correct spelling for Eleanor of Aquitaine and not Elenor. This should be fixed.