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1
Who was prime minister of the UK for most of the Second World War?  
Winston Churchill
 
2
Which structures were built in medieval times as a mixture of residence and defensive building?  
Castles
 
3
Who was caught red-handed trying to blow up parliament in 1605?  
Guy Fawkes
 
4
What did Romans use a hypocaust for?  
Heating their villas
 
5
What is the London home of the prime minister?  
10 Downing Street
 
6
Which liner sank on her maiden voyage in 1912?  
RMS Titanic
 
7
Who is the Deputy Prime Minister?  
Nick Clegg
 
8
What did Spain send to attack Britain in 1588?  
The Spanish Armada
 
9
In which country in ancient times was mummification carried out on important people when they died?  
Egypt
 
10
Which city did the ancient Greeks by legend besiege for 10 years?  
Troy
 
11
How many wives did Henry VIII have?  
Six (Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr
 
12
Which people travelled in longships and raided Britain from Scandinavia in early medieval times?  
Vikings
 
13
Which king received an arrow in his eye at the Battle of Hastings?  
Harold II
 
14
An act of 1864 outlawed children doing what job, for which they were often employed  
Chimney Sweep
 
15
What notable event affected London in September 1666?  
The Great Fire
 
16
Which ship sank off Portsmouth in 1545 but was retrieved from the seabed in 1982?  
Mary Rose
 
17
What title was given to the rulers of Ancient Egypt?  
Pharaoh
 
18
Spitfires and Hurricanes helped win which battle in 1940?  
The Battle of Britain
 
19
What overall term is given to the people who fought each other and animals as entertainment in Ancient Rome?  
Gladiators
 
20
Which member of the Royal Family holds the title Duke of York?  
Prince Andrew
 
21
What colour are the benches in the House of Commons?  
Green
 
22
What material was used to make a famous bridge in Shropshire in 1779, a town now being named after it?  
Iron (as in Ironbridge
 
23
What was signed by King John at Runnymede in 1215?  
Magna Carta
 
24
Which businessman founded Virgin Records and Virgin Airlines?  
Sir Richard Branson
 
25
Who took elephants across the Alps?  
Hannibal
 
26
Air Force One is a plane used by the holder of what position?  
President of the United States of America
 
27
What famous structure was built on Salisbury Plane in the third millennium BC?  
Stonehenge
 
28
Who was the “Lady with the Lamp” during the Crimean War?  
Florence Nightingale
 
29
With which queen is the phrase “We are not amused” connected?  
Queen Victoria
 
30
What will be celebrated for only the second time in British royal history by the current Queen  
Her Diamond Jubilee
 

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