Know your history?

1. In which war was Bunker Hill?
2. In which decade did the Black Death reach Britain?
3. Eboracum is the Roman name for which city?
4. How long did the 100 Years War last?
5. In 1579, Netherlands independence from which country?
6. Who were Parker and Barrow?
7. Name of the Irish volunteers on Franco’s side?

12 comments for “Know your history?

  1. Distant Relative
    April 20, 2017 at 19:19

    Some.
    1. American Independence
    2. 2010s 😀 (1340s)
    3. The fair city of York
    4. A lot longer than 100 years
    5.
    6 Bonnie and Clyde
    7. Wot, all of ’em?

  2. Chuckles
    April 20, 2017 at 19:48

    1. The little disagreement.
    2. 1940s
    3.Yew. Just down the road from Ebygum.
    4. 117.
    5. Nobody. There was no such place in 1579. The Netherlands didn’t exist as a country back then.
    6. Colleagues of Walker & Seymour, milestone inspectors.
    7. Paddy & Murphy.

  3. April 20, 2017 at 19:57

    4. 115 years. Maybe 114.
    5. Spain.

    I once won a tie-break in a pub quiz with No. 5

  4. April 20, 2017 at 20:01

    4. Can accept all of those. I have 116 years.

    5. Check this, Chuckles:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminology_of_the_Low_Countries

    Only one still not covered is 7:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Brigade_(Spanish_Civil_War)

    Well done, all. Signed photo of Diane Abbott on its way.

    With Bogart one, I’ve not a clue. I went with them same order.

    • Chuckles
      April 20, 2017 at 20:13

      Citing Wiki as a reference??? Very courageous.

      I think the term you’re looking for is ‘The United Provinces’ or similar, from the treaty of Utrecht, If it’s ‘Nederlanden’ you want, the date is 1581.

  5. Distant Relative
    April 20, 2017 at 20:10

    http://irelandscw.com/band-duffA-E.htm

    Briogáid na hÉireann/ The Irish Brigade/Brigada Irlandesa

    Hint: African Queen was the last one.

    I get it “You vill ask ze qvestions”!

    • April 20, 2017 at 20:13

      Yes, arose from Blueshirts.

      Bogart – the page is excellent, I just don’t know my Bogart, others may do better.

  6. April 21, 2017 at 02:15

    1. U.S. Revolutionary War (was actually Breed’s Hill).
    3. York (etymology buff that I am, the origin refers to “boar.” I think. May be folk etymology.)

  7. April 21, 2017 at 05:07

    I get it “You vill ask ze qvestions”!

    Let’s nip that one in the bud – since when has N.O. not invited contributions from readers, particularly those who ferret around and add value and particularly regulars?

    Go for it, lads and lasses.

    • Distant Relative
      April 21, 2017 at 15:57

      “I get it “You vill ask ze qvestions”!”
      “Let’s nip that one in the bud – since when has N.O. not invited contributions from readers, particularly those who ferret around and add value and particularly regulars?

      Go for it, lads and lasses.”

      Good grief! Did your humour bypass hurt?

      Consider it well and truly “nipped”.

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