Against the Odds Quiz

At which narrow pass did a small Greek force including 300 Spartans fight a heroic rearguard action against a substantially larger Persian army in 279 BC?…

Roman Britain Quiz

Julius Caesar raided Britain in 55 and 54 BC. But which emperor began the Roman conquest in earnest in AD 43?…

Time Team Quiz

Which Anglo-Saxon king's stronghold in Athelney, Somerset, was investigated in Time Team's first ever episode?…

Lost Settlements Quiz

Once the capital of the Kingdom of the East Angles, which busy Suffolk port was carried away by coastal erosion?…

1942 Quiz

The arrival of which 42,900-ton German battleship in Norwegian waters posed a grave threat to Allied shipping convoys in January 1942?…

Waterloo Quiz

From which island did the exiled Napoleon escape in February 1815, setting off the chain of events which led to the Battle of Waterloo?…

English Channel Quiz

France and England were once connected by land. River crossings aside, when would it last have been possible to walk between the two?…

Kurdistan Quiz

Between which five present-day countries is the roughly defined geo-cultural territory of Kurdistan mostly now divided?…

Stonehenge Quiz

Which 12th-century chronicler suggested that Stonehenge had originally been transported from Ireland to Salisbury Plain with help from the wizard Merlin?…

Palmyra Quiz

An oasis city surrounded by Syrian desert, Palmyra was an important stop on which trade route?…

Abolitionism Quiz

How many enslaved Africans are estimated to have been forcibly transported to the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries?…

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