Only 4/10 in the Guardian’s how well do you know your British history? quiz.

Hat Tip: A Bee of a Certain Age.

6 Responses to 4/10

  1. Andrei says:

    I aced it, only one was tricky the date of the Union of England and Scotland where my choice was 50:50 and I chose right.

    When I was young, learning to read English, I was given a most marvelous English history book by a well meaning soul. Lurid color plates illustrated historical events. Great battles, beheadings, burnings at the stake – that sort of thing with a description of what was taking place and why on the other side of the page.

    I spent many many happy hours with that book contemplating the flames licking around Archbishop Cramner as he burned etc and my love of history and learning was kindled and has remained forever more.

    And of course Guardian history quizzes are now a doddle.

    Alas such a book might be considered child abuse in these enlightened times and “Heather has two mommies” might be deemed more appropriate fare for the young and impressionable. ,


  2. pdm says:

    7 for me which they say is `not too shabby’.


  3. Deborah says:

    8 for me, which was “Excellent!”. Clearly the margin between not too shabby and excellent is a very fine one.


  4. adam2314 says:

    Only 7 for me .. A Pommie !!..

    Well I was a rebel at school and went to sea at 15.

    A poor excuse really…


  5. willdwan says:

    Got 8. Much easier than your ones Ele.


  6. pmofnz says:

    Surprised myself with 90%. Revolting peasantry tripped me up. Like Andrei, retained knowledge comes from extended reading at early age.


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