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Can you name the people and events from UK/British history?

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With which country did England unite with to form Great Britain?1707
Who was the first Hanoverian king of Great Britain?1714-27
Who was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain?1721-42
Which war with Spain came about partly because of a ships captain's severed ear?1739-48
During which war were the French driven out of India and North America?1756-63
Which company came to rule large areas of India with its own private armies, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions?1757-1858
Which four Parliamentary Acts passed in response to the Boston Tea Party were key developments in the outbreak of the American Revolution?1774
Who was Prime Minister during most of the American Revolution?1770-82
What name is given to the improvement of manufacturing techniques caused by practical advances in such as steam power, cotton spinning and iron making?c1760-c1840
Which PM is best known for leading Britain in the French Revolutionary Wars and against Napoleon?1783-1801; 1804-06
The Acts of Union 1800 joined which country with GB and created the UK? 1801
Which politician was the political leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade?1807
Who is the only Prime Minister of Britain or the UK to be assassinated?1812
Which English engineer built numerous important bridges and tunnels, the Great Western Railway and a series of steamships?1806-59
Which Parliamentary Act increased the franchise, gave seats to new large cities and abolished 'rotten boroughs'?1832
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What name is given to the two wars Britain fought with China? 1839-42; 1856-60
Which two wars were fought during the 'Great Game' over fears that Russia might invade British India?1839-42; 1878-80
The UK joined with France and Turkey to fight which war with Russia?1853-56
Which event caused the British government to take direct control over India?1857-58
Which Prime Minister made Queen Victoria Empress of India?1876
Over 1,300 British troops were killed at the Battle of Isandlwana during which war?1879
Which Victorian Prime Minister introduced two Irish Home Rule Bills into parliament, both defeated? 1886; 1893
Which war did Britain fight against the Transvaal Republic and the Orange Free State?1899-1902
During which WWI battle did the British Army suffer nearly 60,000 casualties on the first day?1916
Which leading suffragette and founder of the Women's Social and Political Union died the same year as women were given the vote on equal terms to men?1928
Which king abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson?1936
Which Prime Minister refused to surrender to Nazi Germany during WWII?1940-45
Which 'crisis' brought down PM Anthony Eden's government?1956
Which Prime Minister took the UK into the EU?1973
Which war did the UK fight with Argentina over a group of islands in the South Atlantic?1982

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