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Quiz: Do you know your battles?
Bayeux Tapestry
"So which one's Napoleon then?"
Half of Britain's 16-24 year-olds don't know that Sir Francis Drake defeated the Spanish Armada and more than a fifth thought Alexander the Great put in an appearance at the Battle of Hastings.

The survey, carried out by the BBC to mark a new series called Battlefield Britain, also found that 20% of all age groups forgot about the Roman conquest.

How clued up are you on Britain's land, sea and air battles? Take our quiz to find out.

Question 1
"This is not the first time that the Britons have been led to battle by a woman." Said who?
A: Margaret Thatcher
B: Elizabeth I
C: Boudicca
D: Mary Queen of Scots
Question 2
Most people know who won the Battle of Hastings. But what was William known as before he became "the Conqueror"?
A: William the Bastard
B: William the Just
C: William the Confessor
D: William Forkbeard
Question 3
Horatio Hornblower beat the Spanish Armada in 1588 according to 11% of those surveyed. It was, of course, Francis Drake, but which of the following might he have said?
A: "I see no ships"
B: "I'll just finish this game"
C: "To infinity and beyond"
D: "We shall fight on the beaches"
Question 4
Which famous battle is marked every year in Northern Ireland by Orangemen?
A: Boyne
B: Stamford Bridge
C: Bulge
D: Helm's Deep
Question 5
More than one in 10 16-24 year olds wrongly thought that the Battle of Britain was in the Hundred Years War. But how long did the Hundred Years War really last?
A: 98 years
B: 100 years
C: 116 years
D: It never officially ended
Question 6
Owain Glyn Dwr's Welsh rebels defeated the English at the Battle of Pilleth in 1402. What, rumour has it, happened next?
A: Welsh women obscenely mutilated the fallen English
B: The sky grew black with ravens
C: A rainbow was seen over Offa's Dyke
D: Peasants gathered enough fallen arrows to light fires for a year
Question 7
Who was defeated at Culloden in 1746?
A: Robert the Bruce
B: William Wallace
C: King James VI of Scotland and I of England
D: Bonnie Prince Charlie
Question 8
What were Cromwell's civil war troops collectively known as?
A: Modern Puritan Army
B: New Model Army
C: Model Parliamentary Army
D: Oliver's Army
Question 9
Which of the following quotations from Winston Churchill relates to the 1940 Battle of Britain?
A: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"
B: "Never give in - never, never, never, never"
C: "It is perhaps the end of the beginning"
D: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat"
Question 10
Where is Trafalgar?
A: In London
B: Between southern Spain and North Africa
C: Off the coast of Brittany
D: In the North Sea

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SEE ALSO:
Quiz: Do you know your history?
05 Apr 04  |  Magazine
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11 Jul 04  |  Education
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