History Quiz / 'L' English History

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

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Which former member of 'The Beatles' was shot dead in New York City on 8th December 1980?
Who was the intelligence officer and Arabist 1888-1935 known as '...........of Arabia?
Which Royal House was established by Henry IV in 1399?
What name is given to the 19th-century textile artisans who wrecked the newly introduced automated looms?
What name is given to the English Parliament that sat from 3rd November 1640 until 16th March 1660?
King John was nicknamed 'Softsword' and what other name?
Which surgeon 1827-1912 was a pioneer of antiseptic surgery promoting the idea of sterile surgery?
Which Earl, real name John Bingham, disappeared in 1974 after his children's nanny was found murdered?
Which city in South Africa was besieged for 118 days Nov 1899-Feb 1900 by the Boers during the 2nd Boer War?
Which ilustrator and author of nonsense verse 1812-88 wrote 'A Book of Nonsense' and 'The Owl and the Pussycat'?
Which husband and wife team found important ancestral human fossils in eastern Africa in the 1940s and 50s?
Which aristocrat and novelist 1775-1828 is best known for her affair with Lord Byron in 1812?
Who was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by Charles I in 1633 and executed 1645?
Which 'Holy' island off Northumberland was attacked by Vikings in 793, the start of the 'Viking Age'?
Which philospher 1632-1704 wrote 'An Essay Concerning Human Understanding' in 1690?
Simon de Montfort defeated King Henry III at which battle in East Sussex in 1264?
What is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, acquired by the archbishopric around 1200 AD?
Robert Jenkinson, UK Prime Minister 1815-27 was the Earl of .......?
Who is the conjectured author ca.1332-ca.86 of the 14th-century narrative poem 'Piers Plowman'?
Who was the music hall singer 1870-1922 of such songs as 'Oh Mr Porter' known for her innuendo and double entendres?

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