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

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