History Quiz / 'G' English history

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

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Who was the first Hanoverian king of Great Britain?
Who was the 'Nine Days Queen' of England in 1553?
Who was the 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman said to have rode naked through the streets of Coventry?
Which politician 1809-98 is the only man to be Prime Minister of the UK four times?
Which theatre associated with Shakespeare was built in 1599 and destroyed by fire in 1613?
Which actor starred in the films ' The Bridge on the River Kwai', 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Star Wars'?
40 editions of which anatomist and surgeon's 'book 'Anatomy' have been published since the first in 1858?
Which novelist and playwright 1911-93 wrote the novels 'Lord of the Flies' and 'To the Ends of the Earth'?
Who was the RAF Wing Commander 1918-44 who led 617 Squadron in the 'Damn Busters' raid in Germany 1943?
Which ruined abbey in Somerset is said to be the burial place of the legendary King Arthur?
What is the name of the railway built 1839-41 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel ?
Who was the commander of 'Revenge' that fought over fifty Spanish ships alone for twelve hours at Flores (Azores) in 1591?
Which author of Victorian society wrote the novels 'Mary Barton', 'Cranford' and 'North and South'?
Which author 1730-74 wrote the novels 'The Vicar of Wakefield' and 'She Stoops to Conquer'?
Who was the poet, translator and novelist of 'Goodbye To All That' and 'I, Claudius'?
Which historian 1737-94 wrote 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' published in six volumes 1776-88?
Which General was killed at the Siege of Khartoum in the Sudan 1885?
Which poet and dramatist 1685-1732 is best remembered for 'The Beggar's Opera'?
Who was the Earl of Wessex 1001-53 and father of King Harold II?
Who was the explorer and pioneer of colonisation in America 1539-83, half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh?

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