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British History Quiz!

How well do you know your British history? Think you can pass the test? Take the quiz and find out!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  December 2nd 2022

British history is action-packed – we've got knights, Henry VIII, the plague and Shakespeare! People were kind enough to write it all down over the years. What's your knowledge like? Find out now!

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Which people invaded Britain in 55 AD?

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Who was Boudica?


What happened in 1066?   


Which legendary brothers led the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain in the 5th century?


What was The War of The Roses?


What was the personal motto of Queen Elizabeth I? 


What was William Shakespeare most famous for?


Who or what was Dick Turpin?


What happened at The Battle of Waterloo?  


How long did Queen Victoria reign for? 


What is VE Day? 


Which British man invented the Worldwide Web in 1989?

13/17 One of Henry VIII's wives

Who was Henry VIII's first wife?

14/17 A Roman soldier

What did the Romans call Scotland?

15/17 A collection of Royal Mail stamps

Why should you never put a stamp of the Queen's head upside down on an envelope?

16/17 A British soldier

Buckingham Palace has its own post office and police station. True or false?

17/17 London sign

London has had other names. Which of the following is false?

Amazing! A perfect score. You are a true history buff and certainly know your roundheads from your cavaliers. What a result, well done!

Pretty good! you're not quite top of the class, but you're certainly no Smiffy when it comes to British history. Good work!

Not so hot! You’re not quite on Smiffy level, but you could do better! Maybe your history buffery is still buffering…. why not retake the quiz and improve your score?

Oh dear! More history buffoon than history buff! Never mind - why not retake the quiz and improve your score?