Battles and Wars 2 - Answers

Published: Thursday 14th March 2013
  1. The Battle of St. Albans in 1455 marked the beginning of which conflict? The War of the Roses.
  2. Which Scottish leader defeated Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn? Robert the Bruce.
  3. Which battle in 1685 was the last battle to be fought on English soil? The Battle of Sedgemoor.
  4. In which famous battle did Horatio Nelson die? Battle of Trafalgar.
  5. In which US State did the Battle of Little Big Horn take place? Montana.
  6. Where did Bonnie Prince Charlie flee to after defeat at the Battle of Culloden? Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides.
  7. In which battle did the infamous "Charge of the Light Brigade" take place? Battle of Balaclava.
  8. Which TWO States fought in the Punic Wars? Rome & Carthage.
  9. Whose army defeated Saladin in the Battle of Jaffa in 1192? Richard I (the Lionheart).
  10. In what year did the Battle of Stamford Bridge take place? 1066
  11. What was the first battle fought in 1645 by Cromwell's New Model Army? Battle of Naseby.
  12. In which war did the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge take place? The Korean War (1951).
  13. Which TWO nations fought the so-called "Football" war in 1969? El Salvador & Honduras.
  14. Which British colony fell to the Japanese on Christmas Day in 1941? Hong Kong.
  15. Which colour is named after a battle that took place in Italy in 1859? Magenta.
  16. In which battle in 1513 did Henry VIII's army defeat the Scots? Battle of Flodden Field.
  17. What treaty ended the Napoleonic Wars? The Congress of Vienna in 1815.
  18. Which Scottish clan was massacred at Glencoe in 1692? The MacDonald.
  19. In which year did the Bay of Pigs invasion take place? 1961
  20. What was the name of the Duke of Wellington's horse at the Battle of Waterloo? Copenhagen.

2 Comments

  1. john says:

    Question three is wrong. Battle of Culloden Moor 1746 is the last battle fought on British soil

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