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British art collector Sir always took his favourite George Beaumont Claude Lorrain painting ( pictured), with him on coach journeys in a specially-designed case?
Roman fort has one of the best preserved Longovicium ancient aqueducts in Britain?
British ice hockey team The are often referred to as the Blackburn Hawks Blackhawks, and were briefly called the Lancashire Hawks?
British 350cc single was Velocette MAC (WD) Velocette's first military motorcycle for World War Two?
British Velocette Valiant motorcycle launched in 1956 was criticised for its underpowered engine?
the 350cc engine in the 1949
Douglas Mark III British motorcycle was based on a WW2 electricity generator engine?
Triumph Bandit British motorcycle never went into commercial production and only five have survived?
the 1935 500cc
Vincent Meteor British motorcycle was powered by Vincent Motorcycles' first in-house developed engine?
British AJW Summit v-twin motorcycle was capable of 161 kilometres per hour (100 mph)?
CBS sitcom was one of the few Dick and the Duchess American television series filmed in England?
Velocette Viper British motorcycle was one of the first to have glass fibre enclosure panels?
British motorcycle was capable of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h)?
BSA Thunderbolt the
British composer chose the grave site on William Denis Browne Skyros for his friend, poet Rupert Brooke, just months before he himself was killed in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I?
lighthouse was built in 1855 in order to provide safe navigation for the Rumeli Feneri French and British war ships entering the Bosphorus from the Black Sea during the Crimean War?
, the largest Hoxne Hoard hoard of Roman silver and gold discovered in Great Britain, includes pepper pots, silverware and a body chain?
was an Housing Act 1980 Act of Parliament that gave residents of council houses in Great Britain the right to buy their residence?
fight was the first time that two Lennox Lewis vs. Frank Bruno British-born boxers had fought for the world heavyweight title?
, found by Shapwick Hoard metal detecting cousins in 1998, contained the largest number of silver denarii ever found in Great Britain and was equivalent to ten years' pay for a Roman legionary?
Triumph Tiger T110 British sports motorcycle was fitted with enclosed panels in 1961, which earned it the nickname "the bathtub"?
includes an history of Swansea epidemic of yellow fever in 1865, the only outbreak of that disease on the British mainland?
includes an History of Swansea epidemic of yellow fever in 1865, the only outbreak of that disease on the British mainland?
is the last time spectators were killed in an accident at a 1952 Farnborough Airshow DH.110 crash British air show?
slipper lobster is less common around Scyllarus arctus Great Britain than the giant squid Architeuthis dux?
sparked one of the largest Cannock Chase murders manhunts in British history?
near Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye Paris was the home of King James II for 13 years after his exile from Great Britain following the Glorious Revolution of 1688?
, housed at the Gough Map Bodleian Library in Oxford, is the oldest surviving road map of Great Britain and is believed to date from sometime between 1355 and 1366?
Triumph Ricardo British motorcycle was capable of over 70 mph and set three world speed records?
BSA Model E British motorcycle (pictured) was the first of a long line of popular V twins?
, who died at the age of 105 in September 2008, was Jock Wilson Great Britain's oldest D-Day veteran?
was a James Foster Scottish-born Canadian goalie who helped lead Great Britain to its first and only Olympic gold medal in ice hockey in 1936?
, a popular Peter Knowles English football player, voluntarily ended his football career at the age of 24, after becoming a Jehovah's Witness?
became Rodney Pattisson Great Britain's most successful Olympic yachtsman in the 1976 Montreal Olympics until Ben Ainslie bettered his two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
, a Stefan Knapp Polish artist working in Great Britain, used his experiences in the Gulag and as a RAF pilot as a basis for his artwork?
was awarded the François-Marie Le Marchand de Lignery Order of Saint Louis for his role in the French victory over British General Edward Braddock in the 1755 Battle of the Monongahela?
was an undefeated Crucifix British-bred Thoroughbred racemare, as well as being the dam of three sires?
Church of England clergyman also was a minor William Wayte British chess master in the late 1800s?
Bob Foster’s win on a in the New Imperial 1936 Isle of Man TT was the last time that Great Britain won a Lightweight TT?
British cyclist won two gold medals and one silver at the Simon Richardson 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing?
British motorcycle pioneer owned a 1912 Bert Greeves Triumph with the registration 'OLD 1'?
, despite being from Charlotte Badger Great Britain, is widely considered the first Australian female pirate?
The Christian by (published 1897) was the first novel in Hall Caine Britain to sell over a million copies?
Reynier van Vlissingen, the
Dutch Governor of Negapatam in India, surrendered to British forces in the 1781 because the garrison had only one day of Siege of Negapatam gunpowder remaining?
Vincent Grey Flash British motorcycles were ever produced?
many localities on the coast of
Great Britain developed their own type of fishing boat adapted to local fishing and sea conditions, and the are examples of this?
nobbies production of the
Triumph Tiger 80 British motorcycle ended with the outbreak of WW2 and never resumed after the Triumph works was destroyed in The Blitz?
the 110 mph
BSA Fury British motorcycle designed by Edward Turner never went into production due to the colapse of the BSA Group?
the 120 miles per hour (190 km/h)
Healey 1000/4 British motorcycle of 1973 was fitted with a 1000cc engine designed by Edward Turner in 1928?
in 1961, a
British Velocette Venom motorcycle set the 24-hour world record at a speed of 100.05 mph which has never been equalled since?
and writer Edward Barker Mick Farren published Nasty Tales, the first comic book to face charges for obscenity in Great Britain?
a subpeak of
holds the highest permanent body of water in Derry Cairngorm Great Britain?
messenger pigeon named received the Commando Dickin Medal in 1945 for carrying crucial intelligence from agents in occupied France to Britain during World War II?
arguably saved Robert Calder Britain from invasion in the battle of Cape Finisterre he was court-martialled for his failure to win a more decisive victory?
herds of , a rare White Park breed of horned cattle, have been preserved in Great Britain from the Middle Ages?
besides writing 3000 songs during his life,
also competed for the Clifford Grey United States in bobsledding while still a British citizen?
Alexander Selkirk was travelling on the British galleon when he was abandoned on the uninhabited Cinque Ports Pacific island of Juan Fernández in 1704 and that his tale inspired the story of Robinson Crusoe?
More interesting facts on Great Britain
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Question 1: How many metres above sea level is Great Britain?
Question 2: The south-east of Scotland was colonised by the ________ and formed, until 1018, a part of the Kingdom of Northumbria.
Question 3: ________ is the largest religion on the island and has been since the Early Middle Ages, though its existence on the island dates back to the Roman introduction in antiquity and continued through Early Insular Christianity.
Question 4: What is the metropolitican population of Great Britain?
Question 7: For 500 years after the Roman Empire fell, the Britons of the south and east of the island were assimilated or displaced by invading Germanic tribes ( ________, Saxons, and Jutes, often referred to collectively as Anglo-Saxons).
Question 9: The ________, a form of Protestantism with a Presbyterian system of ecclesiastical polity is the third most numerous on the island with around 2.1 million members.
Question 10: An alternative hypothesis is that much of the land was inundated about the same time by a [13 ] ________, caused by a submarine landslide off the coast of Norway known as the Storegga Slide.