Have you done enough Tudor-ing to know your British History? See if you can out-Fawkes us and answer these questions, but be careful not to lose your head!
The Monster Raving Loony Party
Iron Curtain Although not well received at the time, the phrase gained popularity as a short-hand reference to the division of Europe as the Cold War strengthened
Fool or Jester
The Crimean War
False. 4000 years old
Sir Francis Drake
Lady Godiva The name “peeping Tom” for a voyeur comes from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom watched her ride and was stricken blind.
The right in both cases
Reggie and Ronnie (Reginald and Ronald)
Her Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India
They fathered children
The Doomsday Book
Queen Victoria, who was 18 when she became queen in 1837. She went on to reign a record 63-1/2 years.
Derry Two investigations have been held by the British government. The Widgery Tribunal, held in the immediate aftermath of the event, largely cleared the soldiers and British authorities of blame and was termed as a “whitewash.” The Saville Inquiry was established in 1998 to reinvestigate the events. Following a twelve-year inquiry, Saville’s report was made public in 2010. The report found that all of those shot were unarmed, and that the killings were both “unjustified and unjustifiable.” On the publication of the Saville report the British prime minister, David Cameron, made a formal apology on behalf of the United Kingdom.
Electrocution Churchill reportedly said “Contemplate that if Hitler falls into our hands we shall certainly put him to death. This man is the mainspring of evil. Instrument — electric chair, for gangsters no doubt available on Lease Lend.”
Winter of Discontent.
A gas mask.