British History by Letter - C

Can you guess the answers relating to British History that start with the letter C
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 6, 2021
First submittedMay 29, 2020
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Roman General that twice attempted to invade Great Britain
Julius Caesar
Usurper proclaimed Emperor of Rome by the Legions of York
Constantine I
Preceded by his reputation as a great warrior, Richard I is often remembered more commonly by his epithet
Cœur de Lion
Author of the Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
This city, England's last French possession is lost
Calais
Lead conspirator of the Gunpowder Plot
Robert Catesby
King convicted and executed for high treason at the culmination of the English Civil War
Charles I
English General who ruled as Lord Protector after the abolition of the monarchy
Oliver Cromwell
The final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising, also the last battle fought on home soil
Battle of Culloden
Explorer that becomes the first European to reach New Zealand
Captain James Cook
First conducted in 1801 it recorded the population of England, Scotland and Wales at close to 9 million
Census
John Snow is the first to link contaminated water supplies with this disease
Cholera
War fought between the United Kingdom, Ottoman Empire, France, Sardinia and Russia
Crimean War
The repeal of these laws is seen as a decisive policy shift towards free trade
Corn Laws
Supersonic passenger airliner that set the fastest transatlantic flight of 2 Hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds between New York JFK and London Heathrow
Concorde
Due to the implementation of the Perth Agreement, this Princess is the first to rank above her younger brother in the line of succession
Princess Charlotte
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