UK History Grab Bag

Can you name the people and events from UK/British history?

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With which country did England unite with to form Great Britain?1707
Who was the first Hanoverian king of Great Britain?1714-27
Who was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain?1721-42
Which war with Spain came about partly because of the severed ear of a ship captain?1739-48
During which war were the French driven out of India and British North America?1756-63
Which company came to rule large areas of India with its own private army, and administrative functions?1757-1858
Which PM is best known for leading Britain in the French Revolutionary Wars and against Napoleon?1783-1801; 1804-06
The Acts of Union 1800 joined which country with GB and created the UK? 1801
Which politician was the leader of the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade?1807
Who is the only Prime Minister of Britain or the UK to be assassinated?1812
Which English engineer is famous for designing the Great Western Railway?1806-59
What name is given to the two wars Britain fought with China?1839-42; 1856-60
The UK joined with France, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia to fight which war with Russia?1853-56
Which event caused the British government to take direct control over India?1857-58
Which Prime Minister made Queen Victoria Empress of India?1876
Over 1,300 British troops were killed at the Battle of Isandlwana during which war?1879
Which Victorian Prime Minister introduced two Irish Home Rule Bills into parliament, both defeated? 1886; 1893
Which war did Britain fight against the Transvaal Republic and the Orange Free State?1899-1902
During which WWI battle did the British Army suffer nearly 60,000 casualties on the first day?1916
Which king abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson?1936
Which Prime Minister refused to surrender to Nazi Germany during WWII?1940-45
Which 'crisis' brought down PM Anthony Eden's government?1956
Which Prime Minister took the UK into the EU?1973
Which war did the UK fight with Argentina over a group of islands in the South Atlantic?1982
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