British History by Letter - G

Can you guess the answers relating to British History that start with the letter G
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 submittedFebruary 28, 2021
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Island separated from mainland Europe 8,000 years ago
Great Britain
Widely considered to be the first and last King of Wales
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
Noblewoman who according to legend rode naked through the streets of Coventry
Lady Godiva
Ship on which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe, originally named Pelican
Golden Hind
London theatre associated with William Shakespeare, destroyed by a fire during a performance of Henry VIII
Globe Theatre
Failed assassination attempt against James I led by Robert Catesby, a catholic who sought to blow up the Houses of Parliament
Gunpowder Plot
Brutal massacre in the Scottish Highlands that saw the associates of Clan MacDonald killed by government forces for their alleged support of the Jacobites
Largely 'bloodless' revolution that would depose James II and see his daughter, Mary II rule jointly with her husband, William of Orange
Glorious Revolution
Protestant and German born monarch who inherited the throne as countless others holding stronger claims where Catholics
George I
Territory ceded to Great Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht following the War of Spanish Succession
Time standard adopted at the International Meridian Conference placing the dividing line between east and west at the Royal Observatory, London
Greenwich Mean Time
Frequently referred to as the 'second city of the empire' during much of the 20th century
Only British Prime Minister to have served four terms
William Gladstone
Country that becomes the first in Africa to gain independence from Britain
Turkish peninsular that saw significant losses by the Entente powers during WWI, felt heavily by Australian and New Zealand forces
Agreement signed in 1998 that was a major development in the Northern Ireland peace process
Good Friday Agreement
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