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Which West Coast city and which prestigious university were founded by the endlessly slandered King John? Give me either.Liverpool, Cambridge University
75.2%
Which letter sometimes precedes 'Celtic' to describe the culture and language of Iron Age England and Wales?P
68.4%
Which was the first major town the Vikings eventually captured, in 866?York
56.4%
Which king's amusing epithet actually means something like 'Poorly counselled'?Ethelred the Unready
51.9%
Which holy mission did Richard the Lionheart use as an excuse to barely visit England during his ten-year reign?Third Crusade
48.1%
What would you call a Celtic neck-ring, often made from strands of precious metal twisted together?Torque
45.1%
And which part of the Stone Age does this monument belong to?Neolithic
40.6%
Agricola was an early governor of Britannia. Which part of the British Isles did he plan to invade, but never reach?Ireland
36.7%
By what name is the lengthy Civil War that followed Henry I's death often known?The Anarchy
35.3%
And whose relics did the monks take on a long hike with them, eventually leaving them at Durham?Cuthbert
33.8%
Where was the last independent Brythonic (native British) kingdom, Dumnonia?Cornwall and Devon
33.1%
Which Medieval community institution could already be seen in tenth-century London, taxing its members and even providing a civic banquet?a peace-guild
30.1%
In which year was Lindisfarne first raided by the Vikings?793
27.8%
The Roman city of Bath was called Aquae Sulis. But to which god did the Romans connect the British goddess Sul?Minerva
27.8%
So, what kind of a monument would you find at West Kennet?Long Barrow
27.1%
Which religion did the Romans invade Anglesey in 61AD to stamp out?Druidism
26.7%
What was the name for an Anglo-Saxon payment to end a blood feud?weregild
26.3%
In which English county, home to Tamworth, was a famous Mercian hoard of valuable metalwork buried in the seventh or eighth centuries?Staffordshire
26.3%
So who was the pretty un-Roman god worshipped by soldiers on Hadrian's Wall?Mithras
24.8%
So which major Roman road connected Exeter and Lincoln?Fosse Way
22.6%
Which East Anglian king did the Vikings kill (and possibly bury)?Saint Edmund
21.1%
According to Tacitus, the British chief Calgacus had some tough words about the Romans. Fill in any of the common translations: 'They create a _____ and call it peace' desolation
19.5%
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You might know that Harold Godwinson, Harald Hardraada and William of Normandy were all jockeying for power in 1066. Who was the fourth major candidate for king?Edgar the Atheling
19.5%
Name one of the great Cistercian Abbeys founded in twelfth-century Yorkshire.Fountains Abbey...
19.5%
Which commodity were the Cistercian monks famous for selling, making their monasteries rich in the process?Wool
19.5%
I am: the pope who decided the Anglo-Saxons would be happier as Christians.Gregory I
18%
I am: a pretty miserable British bloke who wrote a book about these pesky Anglo-Saxons and how they ruin everything.Gildas
15.8%
I am: a seventh century Anglo-Saxon king of East Anglia, Christian but famously buried in a ship. Redwald
15%
Which city grew up on the River Severn because of its nearby salt pans?Worcester
14.3%
Which misleadingly named pre-Christian road ran from south Hampshire to the Canterbury area in Kent?Pilgrim's Way
12%
What was the common name given to the Conqueror's brutal pillaging of northern England, after the conquest?Harrying of the North
12%
At which 871 battle did King Alfred first get a chance to shine?Battle of Ashdown
10.5%
So, when did Julius Agricola (Tacitus' daddy-in-law) become the Governor of Britain?77
9%
Which Holy Roman Emperor held Richard I prisoner at Trifels Castle?Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
7.5%
Which name was given to several impressive Bronze and Iron Age ditches, most famously one dug by the Catuvellauni in Hertfordshire? (Julius Caesar woz ere)Devil's Dyke
6.8%
Which famous battle at the Humber estuary (or possibly the Wirral) involved the Anglo-Saxons, Scots, Strathcylde and probably the Irish too? Battle of Brunanburh
6%
And which year did it take place in?937
6%
When the Romans left Britain, what message is Honorius supposed to have sent them?Look to your own defences
5.3%
I am: the last Viking king of Northumbria, turfed out by Eadred.Eirik Bloodaxe
5.3%
And where in Norfolk was a huge hoard of these elegant artefacts unearthed?Snettisham
4.5%
Which river did King Alfred drain to strand Danish boats near Hertford in 895?River Lea
3.8%
The Magna Carta might have been signed at Runnymede. But where was it (probably) first drafted? It was on display in this town in August 2013.St. Albans
3.8%
Name the British tribe who buried the hoard. Boudica was one of them.Iceni, Parisi
3%
Who was the enterprising Roman general who seized power in Britain and northern Gaul in 286?Carausius
3%

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