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in their final mission of
World War II, escorted the aircraft that returned No. 453 Squadron RAAF Queen Wilhelmina to the Netherlands after she spent three years in exile in Britain?
, constructed in Anglo-Bavarian Brewery Somerset in 1864 and now designated as an historic site, was the first brewery in Britain to produce lager?
1759, s ship set out to create a diversion from an invasion of François Thurot' Britain only to learn, after months of storms and starvation, that the invasion fleet had been defeated before it even left France?
, a Michael Shen Fu-Tsung Jesuit convert from Nanking, arrived at the court of James II and became the first recorded Chinese person to visit Britain?
nuclear weapons is specifically forbidden in Britain under the ?
Nuclear Explosions (Prohibition and Inspections) Act 1998 the
is the only Bruce Tunnel tunnel on the Kennet and Avon Canal and the second longest navigable tunnel on Britain's canals?
, a group of Fair Play Men squatters in colonial Pennsylvania, made their own Declaration of Independence from Britain on on the banks of , July 4 1776 Pine Creek?
the upcoming film
revolves around Sherlock Holmes Holmes and Watson, played by Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, stopping a conspiracy to destroy Britain?
the shrine at
is reputedly the oldest Saint Melangell's Church, Pennant Melangell Romanesque shrine in Britain, dating from the early 1100s?
the offices of the
, the newspaper of the Labour Leader British Independent Labour Party, were raided in 1915, and editor Fenner Brockway was charged with publishing seditious material?
, Old Ford Motor Factory Ford's first assembly plant in Southeast Asia and built in 1941, was the site of the historic surrender of the British to the Japanese in World War II, later described by Winston Churchill as the "largest capitulation in British history"?
is a sleeveless gymslip tunic commonly associated with British schoolgirls and sportswomen of the early 20th century?
word square found in Mamucium (pictured), a Roman fort in Manchester, may be one of the earliest examples of Christianity in Britain?
was the most outstanding female Elizabeth Godfrey goldsmith of her generation in 18th century Britain?
is the last remaining Garston Lock turf sided lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal and one of only two remaining in Britain?
The Clash's song " ," warning against the rise of English Civil War far right groups in Britain, was adapted from a popular American Civil War song?
German-born was the last man to be Guenther Podola hanged in Britain for killing a police officer?
Britain's regulations on bread sales, as originated from the ( Assize of Bread and Ale 1266), were enforced for six centuries?
, a prominent figure of media and art in Julian Howard Ashton Britain and Australia in the 19th and 20th century, won the Sydney sesquicentenary prize for landscape drawings for his art work?
is the only doctor ever to have been convicted in Dr Nigel Cox Britain for attempted euthanasia?
managed to talk Vladimir Lambsdorff Nicholas II of Russia out of the projected Russian-German alliance against Britain?
William Gore Ouseley (pictured), a diplomat noted for representing British interests in Nicaragua and Honduras, found one of the earliest sources for the pantomime story of Dick Whittington's cat?
Estate, owned by the Vaughn family since the year 1200, was home to the second largest Trawsgoed Crosswood lead mine in Britain?
played a prominent role in restructuring the Sir James Lithgow British shipbuilding industry in the 1930s?
Australian Olympic swimming gold medalist retired after being suspended for drinking 46 cans of Neil Brooks beer on a flight from Britain back to Australia?
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Question 1: ________, Britain from the Tudor period, from 1485 to 1707
Question 2: ________ or Britannia, a Roman province covering most of modern England and Wales and some of southern Scotland from 43 to 410 AD
Question 3: ________, a sovereign state from 1801 to 1927
Question 4: ________, a group of islands that includes Great Britain, Ireland, and other islands
Question 5: ________, Britain prior to 43 AD
Question 6: ________, Marvel Comics superhero
Question 7: ________, discusses the sometimes ambiguous or contentious names for parts of the island group
Question 8: ________, pre-Roman inhabitant of Great Britain
Question 9: ________, Britain from 410 AD to 597
Question 10: ________, an island to the northwest of Continental Europe