History quiz

Test your history knowledge with our weekly trivia quizzes brought to you by BBC History Magazine, Britain's best-selling history magazine.

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In which year did the half crown cease to be legal tender in Britain?

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In which year did Roger Bannister run a mile in less than four minutes, while Diane Leather became the first woman to run a mile in less than five minutes?

 

 

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Test your knowledge of ancient Rome with this quiz written by Peter Heather, a professor of medieval history at King’s College London who specialises in the late Roman empire.

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In which year did Henry Ford produce his first Model T car?

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Which novel features a character based loosely on Martial Bourdin?

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Elizabeth Barton was better known as…?

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In which year were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg tried and convicted of espionage, having been accused of passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union?

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Who was usually considered the mother of Eros, Greek god of love and desire?

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Who was editor of the Pall Mall Gazette from 1883 to 1889?

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How will you fare in this week's history quiz?

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Which movie featured a man who sunk French warship and an Italian submarine during the First World War?

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In which year was Thomas Wolsey made a cardinal and lord chancellor of England?

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Who was the first woman to pilot a jet aircraft?

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In which country was tinsel invented, in the 17th century?

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Who died in a ballooning accident on 15 June 1785?

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