History Quiz / 'F' English history

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

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Who was the conspirator caught attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605?
Which TV personality 1939-2013 was a well known interviewer of politicians famous for his 'Nixon Interviews' of 1977?
Who is the author, journalist and naval intelligence officer best known for creating James Bond?
Which scientist 1791-1867 discovered benzene and is best known for his work regarding electricity and magnetism?
Who was the prison reformer 1780-45 who was the driving force in legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane?
Which surname derived from Middle English was an occupational name for an arrowsmith or seller of arrows?
What is the name of the miser and receiver of stolen goods who encourages child criminals in Dicken's novel 'Oliver Twist'?
Which street in London was the home of British national newspapers until the 1980s?
Who is the fat, vain, boastful and cowardly knight, a companion of the young Henry V in Shakespeare's play King Henry IV?
Which novelist and dramatist 1707-54 is best known for his novel 'Tom Jones'?
What was the name of novelist 1899-1966 wrote the 12 book series about the Royal Navy officer 'Horatio Hornblower?
In which battle in Northumberland was James IV of Scotland killed in 1513?
Which author born 1928 wrote the novels 'The Day of the Jackal' 'The Odessa File' and The Fourth Protocol'?
Which Elizabethan mariner made three voyages in the 1570s seeking the Northwest Passage?
In which castle in Northamptonshire was Mary, Queen of Scots executed in 1587?
Which Royal Navy officer and explorer disappeared with his crew whilst charting a section of the Northwest Passage in 1845-46?
Henry VIII's illegitimate son by Elizabeth Blount was given what name?
Which popular singer and actress 1898-1979 was a WWII troops entertainer and made ten Royal Variety Performances ?
Which Catholic Saint was executed 1535 by Henry VIII for refusing to accept the Act of Supremacy?
Which MP 1749-1806 was a staunch opponent of George III and supported the American Patriots and the French Revolution?

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