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Which female East End workers walked out on strike en masse in 1888?
I am: a former shipworker and miner, and the first leader of the Independent Labour Party.
In which north Welsh village did William Ewart Gladstone die, aged eighty-eight?
Which deeply nationalist Irish play was written by WB Yeats and Augusta Gregory, and starred Maud Gonne at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin?
Give me both of the peak years of the Great Welsh Revival (a Nonconformist religious movement).
Which Foreign Sec. said at the start of WWI: 'The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our life-time'.
Which British general, a veteran of Omdurman, was held largely responsible for the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign?
I am: a lawyer and Irish-language teacher who was shot for his role in the wartime Easter Rising, which indirectly led to Ireland's independence in the twenties.
What did Kate Meyrick open in 1919, debatably the first of its kind in the UK?
Which fake letter from a Soviet politician has often been blamed for Labour's election defeat in 1924?
Which protest against high unemployment and poverty did Ellen Wilkinson lead from the northeast to London?
Who were Oswald Mosley's infamous fascist organisation?
Name one of the two crucial Welsh industries which caused an economic recovery there during the war.
Give me one of the three most bombed cities (excluding London) in World War II.
Fill in the missing words from Churchill on the Battle of El Alamein: 'it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the __________'.
Give me: either name for the first Nuclear power plant in Britain.
I am: Clement Attlee's Health Secretary, and one of the principal architects of the National Health Service.
HintAnswerFurther Ramblings
Which Conservative Home Secretary was responsible for a crackdown on homosexual behaviour, leading to the arrest and arguably to the suicide of Alan Turing?
So in what year was sex between consenting adult males legalised?
Which famous item was taken back to Scotland by four nationalist students on Christmas Day 1950?
What was owned by around two million British households in 1951, but around eight million in 1964?
Which DH Lawrence book was the focus of an obscenity trial against Penguin Books in the sixties?
The Beatles soundtracked much of the Swinging Sixties in Britain. But what was the name of their 1967 foray into film?
I want the Berkshire town where the first attempt at a Northern Irish peace agreement was thrashed out.
Which Shakespearian turn of phrase was used to describe the strikes and walkouts that preceded PM Jim Callaghan's downfall in 1979?
Which Specials No. 1 song of 1980 chronicled rampant unemployment and civil unrest in their West Midlands home city?
I am: the only woman appointed to the Cabinet by Margaret Thatcher in eleven years.
This town is the largest settlement in the British-held Falkland Islands, which were invaded by Argentina causing a war.
I am: a reclusive film director who was responsible for Dr. Strangelove, and died in 1999 on the outskirts of St. Albans.
In which year did Pan Am Flight 103 explode over the town of Lockerbie, killing 270 people?
Give me either of the common expressions used to criticise the September Dossier, which laid the ground for the war in Iraq.
Which party won a majority at Holyrood in 2011, leading to a planned independence referendum in 2014?
I am: the British-Somalian athlete who in 2013 won gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m in the World Championships, repeating my performance in the London Olympics.

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