Miscellaneous Quiz / The N's in England

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Can you name the people, places and events of England that begin with the letter 'N'?

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Who was the Devon ironmonger who created the first practical steam engine for pumping water around 1710?
Which full-time professional army was formed by the Parliamentarians in 1645 during the Civil War?
What is the name of the network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes found in East Anglia?
Which Tudor palace in Surrey was so called because it was claimed there was no such palace elsewhere equal to its magnificence?
Which stage and film actress starred in the films 'Nell Gwynn' (1934), 'Victoria the Great' (1937) and 'The Lady with the Lamp' (1951)?
The Central Criminal Court or Old Bailey in London stands on the site of which medieval gaol demolished 1904?
Which town in Suffolk is the global centre of thoroughbred horse racing and has over fifty horse training stables and two racetracks?
Which city in the north east owes its name to a castle built in 1080 by Robert II, Duke of Normandy?
Two of William I's sons, Prince Richard and William II, were killed in which forest located mostly in south-west Hampshire?
What is the name of the principle town on the Isle of Wight, home to Parkhurst prison?
Which town on the north Cornish shore is a popular tourist destination and widely regarded as the surf capital of the UK?
Which village in Northamptonshire was the scene of the decisive battle of the Civil War in 1645?
Which town in the East Midlands has a history of the manufacture of boots and shoes and was the scene of a Wars of the Roses battle in 1460?
Who published 'PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica' in 1687?
What was the name of the Prime Minister who led Great Britain through most of the American War of Independence?
What is the county town of North Yorkshire?
Which city on the River Wensum in Norfolk received charters from Henry II in 1158 and Richard I in 1194?
Which city in the East Midlands is home to an annual 'Goose Fair' believed to have started around 1284?
What is the name of the three chalk stacks that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight?
Which town in Warwickshires' name comes from a 12th century Benedictine nunnery around which much of the town grew?

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