Roman Defences Quiz

What was the name of the defensive barrier built around the city of Rome in the early 4th century BC?…

Prisoners of War Quiz

At which battle during the Hundred Years' War did Henry V infamously order the slaughter of French prisoners of war?…

Nelson Quiz

In 1793, Nelson was appointed to command HMS Agamemnon, reputedly his favourite ship. By what nickname was the vessel known to its crew?…

Hoards Quiz

The UK’s Treasure Act of 1996, which covers the discovery of hoards, defines as ‘treasure’ any object found that is what?…

Castles Quiz

Medieval castles are often described as being of 'motte and bailey’ construction. But what is a motte?…

Feasts Quiz

According to Tacitus, which Roman emperor held a floating banquet at which guests were rowed by an army of slaves between 'brothels stocked with high-ranking ladies’?…

Emperor Nero Quiz

What was the name of Nero’s mother, who later became Claudius’ fourth wife and plotted to secure the throne for her teenage son in AD 54?…

D-Day Quiz

At which conference in 1943 did the ‘big three’ of Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt agree to a cross-channel invasion of France the following year?…

Polynesia Quiz

The ‘Polynesian Triangle’ is an area of the Pacific which has Hawaii at its northern corner. Which island is at its south-eastern corner?…

Operation Barbarossa Quiz

When Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812, he had an army of approximately 685,000 men. How many times larger was the army with which Hitler invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941?…

Hadrian’s Wall Quiz

Hadrian’s Wall stretches for 80 Roman miles from coast to coast. How many modern miles does this equate to?…

Time Team Quiz

The very first episode of Time Team was recorded in Athelney, the Somerset village often associated with which historical figure?…

Ancient Iran Quiz

Which king, crowned in 550BC, was the founder of the Achaemenid empire, the first Persian empire?…

Sutton Hoo Quiz

At what event did Edith Pretty, Sutton Hoo’s owner, get chatting with historian Vincent Redstone, a meeting that began the chain of events which led to the site’s excavation?…

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