The Monster Raving Loony Party
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!
Which political term was popularized by Winston Churchill’s ‘Sinews of Peace’ address in 1946 when he said “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an X has descended across the Continent”?
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
Which ‘DW’ was lord mayor of London 4 times?
Muckle John was the last official royal one in England – what?
Fool or Jester
How old was Dodi Fayed at the time of his death in 1997?
What do Tony Blair and Lord John Russell, in 1848, have in common whilst holding the office of Prime Minister?
They fathered children
What was used to give the William the Conqueror an inventory of his new kingdom in the 1080s?
The Doomsday Book
To which British monarch was The Faerie Queen dedicated?
Which Bob who founded Band Aid received an honorary knighthood in 1986?
Who was the first person pictured on a British postage stamp?
Who was Henry VIII last wife?
Which European country left the Commonwealth and declared itself a republic in 1949?
Who was the last British monarch to ascend to the throne as a teenager?
Queen Victoria, who was 18 when she became queen in 1837. She went on to reign a record 63-1/2 years.
On which day of the week does the Queen distribute Maundy Money?
Who was the youngest ever leader of the Labor Party, elected in 1983?
Which country was the first to leave the commonwealth in 1949?
How Many Children did Queen Victoria have?
In which year were driving tests first introduced in great Britain?
Which Home County was absorbed into Greater London in the 1974 reorganization?
Florence Nightingale was a nurse during which war?
The Crimean War
Jack Ketch 1663 to 1686 had what public executional job?
Winston Churchill had a dog – what type?
Who thanked Henry VIII for allowing her to be decapitated bya sword instead of an ax?
Who was the author of Spy Catcher in 1987? It was banned by the British government.
Woodhenge and Stonehenge are 3000 years old. True or False?
False. 4000 years old
Who was knighted aboard his ship, the Golden Hind, in 1581?
Sir Francis Drake
According to legend, who rode naked through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive toll imposed by her husband?
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.
What were UK’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip given as a present for baby Prince Andrew while on a visit to the Gambia?
What was ceded to Britain in 1713 as part of the settlement of the War of Spanish Succession?
Which arm and which eye did Nelson lose in service?
The right in both cases
What year is infamous with Jack the Ripper?
Who said, “I married beneath me. ‘all women do?”
What was Princess Diana’s second name?
In Medieval England what name was given to the area presided over by a Lord?
At whom did Nel Gwyn flash her oranges and later become his mistress?
The Kray twins ruled the underworld in London during the 50s and 60s, what were their first names?
Reggie and Ronnie (Reginald and Ronald)
Which English cathedral was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666?
At the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, what was her full correct title?
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
In 1995 astronaut Michael Foale was the first Briton to walk where?
Which Brit broke the land speed record in 1990 in Thrust 2?
Diana, Princess of Wales, led the campaign against the use of which explosive devices?
Before Winston Churchill went bald, what color was his hair?
In which Irish city did soldiers of the British Army shoot at unarmed civil-rights protesters (killing thirteen) on 30th January, 1972 in what has come to be known as ‘Bloody Sunday’?
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.
Which Princess’s husband was killed in 1990 when his powerboat went out of control?
Queen Victoria was buried with a plastercast of what part of her husband, Prince Albert’s body?
As per the Minutes of the British War Cabinet released in 2006, what did Winston Churchill propose that be done to Hitler if he were caught?
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.”
Which Lillie was the mistress of Edward VII?
What name is given to the series of strikes in the winter of 1978-79 that led to the defeat of the Labor government?
Winter of Discontent.
What English King introduced death by boiling and legalized the killing of gypsies?
What was enforced by Parliament in 1379 and was the trigger that caused the Peasants’ Revolt?
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