British History by Letter - S

Can you guess the answers relating to British History that start with the letter S
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: May 9, 2021
First submittedMay 30, 2020
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The largest Neolithic monument in Western Europe
Stonehenge
Anglo-Saxon kingdom of England
Sussex
Battle traditionally seen to symbolise the end of the Viking age in Britain
Stamford Bridge
Crowned king after Empress Matilda, his cousin and daughter of Henry I is deemed as a woman, 'unfit to rule'
Stephen I
After invading Scotland, this item is taken by Edward I as 'spoils of war' and kept at Westminster Abbey, it would not be returned to Edinburgh Castle for another 700 years
Stone of Scone
William Wallace defeats the English at this battle on the River Forth
Stirling Bridge
According to legend, Robert the Bruce is determined to persevere with his fight against the English after watching this creature struggle and eventually overcome
Spider
Only wife of Henry VIII to receive a Queen's funeral
Jane Seymour
Birthplace of famous playwright, William Shakespeare
Stratford-upon-Avon
Royal house that would unite the crowns of England and Scotland
Stuart
Edward Jenner develops a vaccine for this disease, responsible for 10% of all deaths at the time
Smallpox
Practice abolished in 1833 throughout most of the British Empire
Slavery
British-Jamaican nurse who practiced behind the lines during the Crimean War
Mary Seacole
Emmeline Pankhurst marches in the first public protests in this "Votes for Women" movement.
Suffrage
Aircraft that gained superiority over the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain
Spitfire
The capture of this city by the Japanese in WWII was described at the time as the worst disaster in British History
Singapore
An attempt to regain control of this canal would lead to international humiliation for both Britain and France
Suez Canal
With the introduction of decimalised currency, the five "new pence" coin replaces this old denomination
Shilling
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