Know your Munros from your Marilyns? Your Jersey from your Guernsey? See if your geography knowledge reaches as far as the old British Empire with these questions.
The Isle of Man The island is not part of the United Kingdom but foreign relations, defence, and ultimate good governance of the Isle of Man are the responsibility of the government of the United Kingdom.
King Pyrrhus of Epirus A narrow Greek victory, it is this battle which gave rise to the term “Pyrrhic victory,” meaning a victory at so high a cost as to be worthless. Pyrrhus is later reported to have said, “One more such victory, and we shall be undone.”
Tug Of War
Life, The Universe and Everything
DERBYSHIRE / DURHAM
Balmoral Castle The estate was purchased by Queen Victoria’s consort Prince Albert, and remains a favorite summer royal residence. The Balmoral estate has been passed down the generations and has gradually expanded to more than 26,000 hectares (65,000 acres). The Queen was in residence at Balmoral at the time of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Her initial decision not to return to London or to mourn more publicly was much criticised at the time. Her private discussions with Prime Minister Tony Blair are dramatised in Stephen Frears’ The Queen (2006)
Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle
St Peter Port
THE FOREST OF DEAN