History Quiz / 'B' English history

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Name the following people and events associated with English history that begin with the letter 'B'.

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What is the name of the ship that was subject to a famous mutiny in 1789?
In which American city did a famous 'Tea Party' take place in 1773?
What is the name of the bell located in the Elizabeth Tower of the Palace of Westminster?
Who was the aristocratic poet 1788-1824 who wrote 'Don Juan' and 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' ?
What is the name of the bay where James Cook first landed in Australia in 1770?
Who was the 18th century landscape architect nicknamed 'Capability'?
Who was the 16-17th century English philosopher and Franciscan friar and pioneer of the scientific method?
At which battle in the Crimean War did the 'Charge of Light Brigade' take place in 1854?
Who was the 19th century engineer who built the Great Western Railway and a series of steamships such as the 'Great Eastern'?
By what name is Edward III's eldest son Edward of Woodstock commonly known?
Which battle did John Churchill Duke of Marlboborough win in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession?
Who was the poet and painter 1757-1827 who wrote the words to the hymn 'Jerusalem'?
Who was the 19th century polymath best remembered for journeying to Mecca in disguise and for translating 'One Thousand and One Nights?
Elizabeth I's Chief Minister William Cecil 1520-98 was known as Lord .......?
Who was the 19th century engineer who invented the important process, named after him, that produced cheap steel?
Which General was defeated at the Battle of Saratoga 1777 during the American Revolution?
Who was Henry VIII's mistress and mother of his illigetimate son Henry Fitzroy?
Who was the Anglo-Irish officer who attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671?
Who was the writer, political officer and Middle East traveller 1868-1926 who played a major role in establishing the modern state of Iraq?
Who was the engineer who built London's sewers following the 'Great Stink' of 1858?

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