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1

In 1588 which fleet of ships did the English defeat?

A Spanish fleet of ships.

2

Name two English civil war battles

Marston Moor and Naseby

3

When did the Norman invasion occur?

1066

4

When was there a plot carried out to blow up Parliament?

November 5, 1605

5

During the English civil war, what were the supports of the king and the supporters of Parliament called?

Supporters of the king: Cavaliers
Supporters of Parliament: Roundheads

6

What does the Union Flag consist of?

1. St George Cross (England)
2. St Andrew Cross (Scotland)
3. St Patrick Cross (Ireland)

7

Who built the Tower of London?

William the Conquerer

8

What happened during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805?

Admiral Nelson defeated a combined Spanish and French fleet, he was killed in the battle.

9

When did Wales unite with England?

During the reign of Henry VIII

10

What were "The Troubles"?

They were about a disagreement about Ireland become one true country

11

Who fought wars against Napolean?

Horatio Nelson (Trafalgar 1805), and the Duke of Wellington (Waterloo 1815)

12

What did Richard Arkwright develop?

Efficient and profitable factories.

13

What was the policy about population Ireland with Protestants?

In the 17th century, there was a policy to populate Ireland with protestants. The "plantation" settlements replaced Catholic landowners with Protestant farmers.

14

When was the Celtic language used?

Spoken by people during the Iron Age

15

What are the two records that tell us about two England during the time of William I?

The Domesday Book and the Bayeux Tapestry.

16

During whose reign did English settlers begin to colonize the east coast of USA?

Queen Elizabeth I's reign

17

Who were St Augustine and St Columbia?

Early Christian Missionaries during the Anglo-Saxon period.

18

How long did the Romans stay in Britain for?

nearly 400 years - AD 43 to AD 410

19

What are two British inventions?

The TV and the jet engine

20

Who was the Scottish King who defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314?

Robert the Bruce

21

Which two events is Dunkirk associated with?

The rescue of 300,000 men and small boats coming to the rescue.

22

In the 19th century, what did the UK produce?

Over half of the world's supplies of iron, coal and cotton.

23

What did the Chartists campaign for?

Reform to the voting system in the 1830s and 1840s

24

When were the kingdoms of England and Scotland united?

in 1707 - forming Great Britain.

25

When were the last Welsh rebellions defeated?

the 15th century.

26

What does the Bayeux Tapestry commemorate?

The Battle of Hastings