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#1. Edinburgh is the?

#2. The IATA designation code for Edinburgh Airport is?

#3. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are both elements of which larger event?

#4. In 1950 the average UK annual salary was?

#5. In 1951 the UK population was?

#6. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1957. True or False?

#7. In 1957 the average UK house cost?

#8. In 1956 Rose Heilbron became Britain’s first?

#9. In January 1957 which Prime Minister resigned?

#10. In 1969 The News of the World was bought by?

#11. The Mau Mau Uprising ended in 1960. In which country did it occur?

#12. In April 1960 60,000 protestors staged a demonstration in London against?

#13. In 1969 The Beatles released the last album they recorded together, it was called?

#14. In June 1967 Keith Richards is jailed for a year for?

#15. In the late 60s, Virginia Wade was a successful British?

#16. In the 60s, Jackie Stewart was a successful British?

#17. In 1960 Michael Woodruff performed the first successful?

#18. In 1979 which former Sex Pistols guitarist was found dead in New York as a result of a drug overdose?

#19. In 1979 Margaret Thatcher is elected as the first female Prime Minister of the UK. What was her university degree and first job after graduating?

#20. In 1971 the hit album Paranoid is released by?

#21. In 1971 the international Seabed Treaty outlawed?

#22. In 1976 the UK breaks diplomatic relations with which African country under the rule of Idi Amin?

#23. In 1971 what percentage of UK families had a television?

#24. In 1979 Anthony Blunt was named as the fourth member of a Russian spy ring that originated at which university?

#25. The 1980 UK number one hit Coward Of The County was recorded by which American country music star?

#26. In May 1980 the SAS stormed the embassy of which country, killing 5 terrorists and freeing all hostages.

#27. In April 1989 a disaster involving human crowd crushing resulted in 96 deaths and the conversion of many football grounds to all-seating venues. In which stadium did it take place?

#28. In what year did Argentina invade the Falkland Islands?

#29. In 1986 The United Kingdom and France announce plans to construct?

#30. On the 1st of January 1985, Ernie Wise was the first person in the UK to?

#31. 1985s View to a Kill was the last appearance of Roger Moore as James Bond. How many Bond films did he appear in?

#32. Which team became Football League champions for a record 18th time in 1990?

#33. In April 1990 Stephen Hendry became the youngest what in UK history?

#34. In 1997 a fast food chain won a long-running libel case against two environmental campaigners in what was known as the?

#35. In 1997 the Queen and Prince Philip celebrate their?

#36. In 1996 Dolly, a resident of The Roslin Institute in Scotland became famous. What is she?

#37. In 1996 the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix was won by Brit?

#38. The Falklands war of 1982 was triggered by the Argentine occupation of the Falkland Islands and?

#39. During the 1991 Gulf war, the main battle tank of the British army was?

#40. Winston Churchill Served the entirety of World War I as a desk clerk in London. True or False?

#41. Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig led the British Army in?

#42. Introduced in 1979 which multirole fighter plays a major role in the airforces of Britain, Italy, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Eventually, it will be replaced by the Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II.

#43. Britain declared war on Germany in ?

#44. The last monarch to die in combat was?

#45. The battle of 25th October 1415 in which an English army consisting largely of English and Welsh archers defeated a significantly larger French army of mounted nobles was?

#46. The Battle of Ladysmith, Battle of Talana Hill, Battle of Colenso and Siege of Mafeking occurred during?

#47. Who was the German commander at the Battle of El Alamein?

#48. The Battle of Goose Green occurred in?

#49. In Army slang to Bimble is to?

#50. Big Bertha was?

#51. In the Royal Navy, what does SBS stand for?

#52. In January 2000 Dr. Harold Shipman was?

#53. In August 2000 The Queen Mother turned?

#54. 28th of June 2005 saw a large military ceremony, involving thousands of personnel, celebrating the bicentenary of?

#55. In March 2006, head of state Luiz Lula da Silva visits the UK, which country is he from?

#56. On 17th July 2006, George W. Bush famously greeted Tony Blair with?

#57. On 25th February 2009, Prime Ministers Question Time is suspended for the first time since 1994, this was due to?

#58. Keith Richards was knighted in December 2003. True or False?

#59. Goldie Hawn was born in which decade of the 20th century?

#60. How many times has the queen been modelled by Madame Tussauds?

#61. In which country was Alfred Nobel born?

#62. In which decade was Liz Hurley born?

#63. Marni Nixon provided a service to Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood, as well as many other actresses. What was it?

#64. On what date did the Queen Mother celebrate her birthday? [August —]

#65. Richard Burton was twice married to Elizabeth Taylor. What number husband was he the first time they married?

#66. Stirling Moss came second in the world drivers? championship. How many times did he win it?

#67. What was the name of the first unmanned satellite launched by the Russians in this year?

#68. In what country was Charlie Chaplin born?

#69. Why is Prince Michael of Kent no longer in the line of succession to the British throne?

#70. Which of these successful artists did not have a number 1 hit in the 1950s?

#71. The Stone of Scone, the traditional coronation stone of Scottish monarchs, English monarchs and more recently British monarchs, was stolen from London’s Westminster Abbey in 1950 by a group of four _____ students.

#72. In the 1950s the longest duration of a single at number one was eighteen weeks achieved by Frankie Laine’s?

#73. The first National park in England and Wales established on the 28th of December 1950?

#74. King George VI died on 6 February 1952 at Sandringham House aged?

#75. What was abandoned on 21st February 1952?

#76. In 4th August 1954, saw the Maiden flight of the supersonic fighter plane called the?

#77. On 6th June 1955, Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act comes into effect, with the intention of protecting children from?

#78. Who did NOT serve as a British monarch during the year 1936?

#79. The 15th-century Wars of the Roses were fought between the houses of Lancaster and which another noble house?

#80. Which title was held by Oliver Cromwell from 1653-58 in England, Scotland and Ireland?

#81. The Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, won by Admiral Nelson, took place off the coast of which country?

#82. Which wife of King Henry VIII was the mother of Queen Elizabeth I?

#83. William of Normandy defeated King Harold II of England in which famous battle of 1066?

#84. Who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162-70 during the reign of King Henry II?

#85. In 1603, James I became the first king of England of which noble house?

#86. The British Royal Navy defeated which country’s naval forces in the Battle of the Falkland Islands of 8th December 1914?

#87. Which document was issued by King John in 1215?

#88. Besides being the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Victoria was also the empress of which country from 1876-1901?

#89. Which war of 1853-56 was fought between an alliance of the British, French and Ottoman empires against the Russian empire?

#90. What was the nickname of Edward I, who served as English king from 1272-1307?

#91. Who was the British prime minister at the time of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation on 2nd June 1953?

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