UK History Trivia Questions & Answers

1.800 ex-servicemen were formed into a new force of special constables and sent to Ireland in 1920 to quell the troubles. What was their nickname? [The ----- and T---]

2.Aboard which ship did Captain Scott sail to the Antarctic in 1901? [The D--------]

3.According to Arthurian legend, which wizard counselled and assisted Arthur?

4.Against which country did England fight the 100 years war?

5.Against which of England?s monarchs was The Babington Plot organised?

6.At which London underground station was the fire of November 18th, 1987 which resulted in 31 deaths? [----- -----]

7.At which Scottish Castle is there a giant cannon on display called Mons Meg?

8.Balmoral Castle was built for which monarch? [Queen --------]

9.Before decimalisation, how many pennies were in a pound?

10.Boadicea is the ancient warrior-queen of which British tribe? [I----]

11.Born at Greenwich in 1491, who was the second son of Henry VII?

12.By what name was the English nobleman and rebel Sir Henry Percy known? [----pur]

13.During the Great Plague, what was painted on the front doors of plague-ridden houses? [a --- c----]

14.During which battle did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place? [B--------]

15.Edward II was the first monarch to have previously held which title? [------ of -----]

16.Elanor of Aquitaine was the wife of which English King? [----- --]

17.Founded in 1832, what is England's third oldest university? [------]

18.How is Queen Elizabeth II related to Queen Victoria?

19.How many children did Queen Victoria have?

20.How many King Stephens have ruled England?

21.How many of Henry VIIIs children succeeded him to the throne?

22.In 1653 who assumed the title Lord Protector of England Scotland and Ireland?

23.Who did NOT serve as a British monarch during the year 1936?

24.The 15th-century Wars of the Roses were fought between the houses of Lancaster and which another noble house?

25.Which title was held by Oliver Cromwell from 1653-58 in England, Scotland and Ireland?

26.The Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, won by Admiral Nelson, took place off the coast of which country?

27.Which wife of King Henry VIII was the mother of Queen Elizabeth I?

28.William of Normandy defeated King Harold II of England in which famous battle of 1066?

29.Who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162-70 during the reign of King Henry II?

30.In 1603, James I became the first king of England of which noble house?

31.The British Royal Navy defeated which country's naval forces in the Battle of the Falkland Islands of 8th December 1914?

32.Which document was issued by King John in 1215?

33.King James II has overthrown in the [G-------] Revolution of 1688.

34.Besides being the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Victoria was also the empress of which country from 1876-1901?

35.Which war of 1853-56 was fought between an alliance of the British, French and Ottoman empires against the Russian empire?

36.What was the nickname of Edward I, who served as English king from 1272-1307?

37.Who was the British prime minister at the time of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation on 2nd June 1953?

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