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Quiz Updated Jan 17, 2012

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Meaning County % Correct
Territory of the east SaxonsEssex
74.4%
The, er, west middle lands. That's all.West Midlands
66.7%
District of the ford used by oxenOxfordshire
64.5%
Territory of the south SaxonsSussex
63.9%
District of Bieda's fordBedfordshire
51.9%
Territory of the peninsula peopleCornwall
51.5%
Territory of the northern peopleNorfolk
49.7%
Territory north of the River HumberNorthumberland
47.8%
Territory of the southern peopleSuffolk
45.8%
Summer farmSomerset
45.1%
Territory of the Cantiaci tribeKent
38.5%
District of Bucca's meadowBuckinghamshire
36.5%
Eight-sided island or place of divisionIsle of Wight
31.6%
Southern districtSurrey
30.7%
Territory of the Dumnonii tribeDevon
29.3%
District of Wæring's villageWarwickshire
28.9%
District of the bridge over the River GrantaCambridgeshire
28.7%
Rota's territoryRutland
28.5%
District of the willow tree farmWiltshire
28%
District of the ford used by stagsHertfordshire
27.7%
District of the northern home farmNorthamptonshire
26.1%
District of Snot's meadowNottinghamshire
24.5%
Meaning County % Correct
District of the Roman city of the Ligore tribeLeicestershire
23.6%
District of the Roman fort on the River Lune (pure river)Lancashire
21.1%
District of the deer village (Norse/Gaelic), or maybe of the valley of oaksDerbyshire
20.8%
District of the Roman town of the Weogora tribeWorcestershire
19.9%
District of the home townHampshire
19.3%
Bearroc, a forest of box trees (perhaps on a hill)Berkshire
19.1%
Nobody really knows but, perhaps the marsh fort city or city on the boat riverGreater London
18.1%
District of the ford used by the armyHerefordshire
18.1%
District of the Roman city (of legions)Cheshire
18%
Land between two named riversTyne and Wear
17.8%
District of the yew trees (Brythonic) or boar (Old English/Norse)Yorkshire
17.3%
Perhaps from a place with fist-sized stones or the Durotriges tribeDorset
15.3%
District of the ford by the landing placeStaffordshire
13.9%
District of the fort near the scrub-landShropshire
11.6%
Land of the Brythonic countrymenCumbria
11.4%
Roman town at breast or mother hillGreater Manchester
11.2%
Beside the boundary riverMerseyside
11.1%
District of the Roman colony by the poolLincolnshire
9.9%
District of the bright placeGloucestershire
9%
District of the island with a hillCounty Durham
8.5%
The place of the bridge (Old English)Bristol
8.1%

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