Miscellaneous Quiz / The W's in England

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

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Which Suffolk born Puritan lawyer was one of the leading figures in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony?
Which Cardinal was Henry VIII's chief adviser from 1509 until shortly before his death in 1529?
Richard Neville, the Wars of the Roses 'Kingmaker' was the 16th Earl of which town in the West Midlands?
Which cathedral city in Hampshire did the Anglo-Saxon King Alfred establish as his capital?
Which RAF engineering officer is credited with independently inventing the turbojet engine?
What was the fictional location of the TV show 'Dad's Army'?
Which pantomime character was four times Lord Mayor of London, an MP and a sheriff of London?
Which actor and comedian starred in the 50s films 'Trouble in Store', 'Just My Luck' and 'The Square Peg'?
Which 18th century Anglican cleric is largely credited with founding the Methodist movement?
Who was the pretender to the English throne during the reign of Henry VII, executed 1499?
Which town and port lies on the west coast of Cumbria at the mouth of the River Derwent?
Which former county in the northwest with Appleby as its capital became part of Cumbria in 1974?
What was the name of the pre-Norman Anglo-Saxon kingdom in south-west England?
What is the name of the bay on the northwest margin of East Anglia where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire?
Which castle in Berkshire founded by William I is the longest-occupied palace in Europe?
Oliver Cromwell defeated the future Charles II at which battle in the West Midlands in 1651 during the Civil War?
Which band made the records 'Substitute', 'My Generation' and 'The Seeker'?
Which peninsular in the northwest is bounded by Wales and the River Dee, the River Mersey and the Irish Sea?
Which district in South West London has been home to a tennis championship since 1877?
Which General was killed capturing Quebec from the French in 1759 during the Seven Years War?

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