History Quiz / 'R' English history

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

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Which Elizabethan explorer was instrumental in the colonisation of North America, executed 1618?
Which King of England is known by the epithet 'Coeur de Lion'?
Who founded a car manufacturing company with Henry Royce in Derby 1906?
The deposition of James II and ascension of William III and Mary II 1688-89 is known as the Glorious .........?
Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the participants in the defence of which mission station in 1879 during the Zulu War?
Who was the mining magnate, politician and colonialist 1853-1902 who had a country in Southern Africa named after him?
What nickname was given to William I's third son and successor William II?
In which meadow by the Thames in Surrey was King John forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215?
Which statesman is best known for his founding of the city of Singapore in 1819?
Which island colony established in North Carolina 1584 had disappeared by 1590?
Which early American settler 1585-1622 married Pocahontas in Virginia 1614?
Which portrait painter 1723-92 became the first President of the Royal Academy in 1768?
The on-off parliament begining 1529 and ending with Henry VIII's Act of Supremacy 1534 is called the ........? Parliament.
Which Field Marshall was famous for relieving Kandahar in 1880 and given a state funeral in 1914?
In which royal palace in use c1501-1649 did Elizabeth I die?
Which Protestant martyr was burned at the stake along with Hugh Latimer in Oxford 1555?
Which Admiral captured Gibraltar in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession?
FitzRoy Somerset who commanded the British troops in the Crimean War is known as 1st Baron ......?
Which philosopher, logician and pacifist 1872-1970 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950?
Which Admiral defeated the French at the Battle of the Saintes 1782 during the American Revolution?

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