History Quiz / 'S' English history

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

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Which playwright is known as the 'Bard of Avon'?
Philip II of Spain sent which force to invade Elizabethan England in 1588?
James I & VI became the first king of which Royal House in 1603?
Who was the third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI?
Which engineer 1781-1848 built the Stockton and Darlington Railway and the steam locomotive 'The Rocket'?
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough won the battles of Blenheim and Ramillies during the War of the Spanish ........?
Which explorer and his team died in 1912 returning from the South Pole?
Which Romantic poet 1792-1822 was the author of 'Ode to the West Wind', 'To a Skylark' and 'The Cloud'?
In which battle in Yorkshire 1066 did Harold II defeat the invading King of Norway Harald 'Hardrada' Sigurdsson?
Which Saint died c.862 does legend say that if it rains on his Saints Day 15th July it will rain for the next 40 days?
Who was Richard I's principal Muslim opponent during the 3rd Crusade?
In which battle of the American Revolution was General John Burgoyne defeated in 1777?
William Wallace won the Battle of Stirling Bridge 1297 by defeating John de Warenne, 6th Earl of .........?
Which wool manufacturer, MP and philanthropist 1803-76 built the village of Saltaire in West Yorkshire for his workers?
Who was the pretender to the throne of Henry VII in 1487?
The first Hanoverian monarch George I succeeded the childless Queen Anne under the Act of ........? of 1701.
Which Earl of Derby eventually and decisively joined sides with Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth 1485?
Which explorer 1827-64 was the first European to see Lake Victoria 1858 claiming it to be the source of the White Nile?
Which artist and portraitist 1724-1806 is best known for his paintings of horses?
Members of 'The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing' founded in the 18th century are known as .....?

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