Quiz: From Caesar to Brexit: The English History Quiz
From Caesar to Brexit: The English History Quiz
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About This Quiz

Think you know all about England? Prove it!

England has a rich and storied history. So rich and legendary, in fact, that many of us are obsessed with it (don't believe us? Check out Netflix). From colorful and powerful rulers to modern-day politics, England gives us much to talk about (and plenty of fodder for quizzes!).

The land we call England has been inhabited for the better part of one million years, yet much of what we refer to as English history began after the Romans lost control of the area. To watch Netflix tell the story, modern-day England started with the rule of the Tudors - Henry and the rest of the clan - in 1845. Henry is most famous for having eight wives, many of whom lost their heads because of real and/or imagined transgressions against the king. Still, Henry Tudor, in his prime, was a strong and intelligent ruler and worth the nod that history gives to him. Too bad about those wives, though.

If you think you know all about the Tudors, English conflicts, and the conflicts that made England the country it is today, take a stab at this quiz (but don't lose your head if you don't get them all right!).

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When did Caesar land in Britain?
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Who built Hadrian's Wall?
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When did the last Roman soldiers leave England?
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In the 10th and 11th century, England was ruled by a long succession of E-named kings. This was NOT one of them.
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Which Norman king bested England's King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066?
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Which border did the Treaty of York establish in 1237?
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The Hundred Years' War with France started in 1337. When did it end?
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About one-third of London's population died from this disease in 1348.
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Which houses clashed in the Wars of the Roses?
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Which king established the Church of England?
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When was the Gunpowder Plot discovered and foiled?
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Who was the first nonroyal ruler of England?
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When was the monarchy restored?
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Who was the first monarch from the following list?
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This pair of monarchs took the throne after the Glorious Bloodless Revolution of 1688.
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Which country was excluded from the Kingdom of Great Britain when it was created in 1707?
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Who was the first prime minister of Great Britain?
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When did Ireland secede from the United Kingdom?
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Which of the original British political parties evolved into today's Conservative Party?
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How many years did Queen Victoria reign?
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Which monarch holds the record for longest reign in English history?
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How long did the German Blitz of England last during World War II?
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Which Nobel Prize did Winston Churchill win?
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When did the United Kingdom join the European Economic Community (EEC), the precursor to the European Union?
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What was Margaret Thatcher's political party?
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How many bombs were detonated when Islamic terrorists attacked London on July 7, 2005?
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What percentage of British voters opted to leave the European Union in June 2016?
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