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QuestionName, event, person etc
Name either of the two British PM's who fought a duel.
In what year did SS Titanic sink?
The Reign of Terror happened in which country?
Umberto II was the last king of which country?
Hansen's Disease is another name for...?
Who invented a seed drill in 1701?
Istanbul used to be called what?
Who did Bobby Fischer defeat to win the World Chess Championship in 1972?
In the Old West, what was a 'prairie schooner'?
What is the name of the sea-cook in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island'?
What were King George V's last words?
Who is also known as the Maid of Orleans?
The infamous Five Points was a district in which US city?
Out of 32, how many enemy ships did the British sink or capture at Trafalgar?
The line 'Now is the winter of our discontent' comes from which Shakespeare play?
Name the English poet allegedly killed in a brawl in 1593
Who was King Richard I's Islamic antagonist in the Third Crusade?
What was the pirate Blackbeard's real name?
In which country is Timbuktu?
Name the native American John Rolfe married in 1614
Highwayman Dick Turpin was hung in which city?
Nelson lost which arm and which eye?
On which island was Napoleon born?
What's missing? Ulster, Munster, Connaught......?
By what other name is the Society of Jesus known?
QuestionName, event, person etc
Who was Charles II's favourite mistress?
What's missing? Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and....?
Who wrote 'The Beggar's Opera' in 1728?
Martha Jane Burke is commonly known as who?
In which city did Mahatma Gandhi train as a lawyer?
Galileo discovered the moons of which planet?
What was the name of the German cypher machine used in WWII?
Karl Marx was born in which country?
The Cornhusker State is a nickname for which state?
What was the nickname of Otto von Bismarck?
Bob Ford shot who?
Who held the world long jump record 1935-60?
What is Mick Jagger's real Christian name?
Who was the only English Pope?
Who staged the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich 1923
Who is commonly known as Buffalo Bill?
'Papa Doc' was President of which country?
Who founded Xanadu?
Who killed Lee Harvey Oswald?
Over which present day country did the Mughal emperors rule?
Leon Czolgosz assassinated which American President?
Bob Hope was born in which country?
Who wrote about a fictional country called Utopia?
Lhasa is the capital of which formerly independent country?
Which Roman Emperor is known as 'Little Boots'?

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